The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been asking Apple to approve their Do-Not-Disturb (DND 2.0) app onto the app store, however, according to Bloomberg, Apple has refused to do so. According to the website, TRAI’s DND app violates the privacy of Apple users and as we all know, Apple doesn't like sharing its user data with any third party apps.
As per the report, Apple’s refusal to allow TRAI’s DND app on the Apple store is being said to create problems for the company. Apple is currently in discussions with the government to secure permissions for selling used iPhones imported into the country. Apple has also put forth proposals regarding tax reliefs and other concessions for setting up manufacturing facilities in India.
TRAI is currently seeking public and stakeholder comments on its consultative paper, “users’ control over their personal information and rules on the flow of data through telecommunications networks”. Sharma further said, “The process is set to be completed in September and could eventually lead to new rules governing user data. That could also become part of the telecom licensing process.