TRAI vs Apple

Cupertino giant Apple has reportedly approached the TRAI to include the Do Not Disturb (DND) in the App Store after certain limitations. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had earlier designed a DND app to control spam and other unwanted messages on your smartphone.

While the DND app was approved by the Play Store for Android, Apple did not allow the app to be listed in its App Store. Apple has said that a government app with access to call logs and messages could lead to the user’s privacy violation. Fresh reports state that Apple has now proposed to allow the app to the App Store with certain limitations.

`TRAI DND app

Looks like, after the fresh trifle with the TRAI, Apple is considering the importance of a Do Not Disturb app. It is also reported that Apple employees have flown to Delhi to discuss the limitations on the app before it can be listed on the App Store.

In a statement to The Quint, a government official said, “Apple’s executives have told India that its current iOS platform might not allow for some of the government’s requests, such as making call logs available within the app that would allow users to report them as spam.” This means the tech giant is willing to tone down and even redevelop the app to fit the privacy policies.

Toning down the app’s features and redesigning it for iOS 11 means it will be a basic application. However, Apple is expected to add features and permissions that will allow the Do Not Disturb app to function well and not violate the privacy policy at the same time.

An Apple spokesperson also quoted that, “They (Apple) will help develop an app which, to an extent, can solve the requirements.” The statement clarifies that Apple will try and maximize the functionality but they remain clueless about the refinement of the app.

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