Indian Regulator, Apple Caught in a Deadlock on Anti-spam App
Apple and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is said to be at an impasse on the issue of the government’s anti-spam app which could compromise user privacy.
Apple said that it is willing to offer help to the regulator to develop its ”Do Not Disturb” app which users are supposed to use to report unsolicited calls or texts. However, the app requires its users to provide broad access to call and text logs on the device which Apple refuses to provide. The Android version of the app already provides permissions specified by the TRAI.
TRAI head R.S. Sharma says his office will be looking into legal options on how they can make Apple cooperate and expedite the development of the app.