After the Indian Army banned 89 Applications for their personal Truecaller made a statement on being disappointed to be included in the list. Truecaller found it unfair and unjust and emphasized upon the company being Swedish. The company also said most of their employees are Indians and none of the Data is sent outside India.
It is disappointing and saddening to learn that Truecaller is among the list of 89 apps being banned by the Indian Armed Forces for their personnel. Truecaller is an app of Swedish origin that considers India it’s home. We also have immense respect for the Armed Forces and we stand in solidarity with them and the Indian government.TrueCaller Spokesperson
There are about 170 million people using true caller which the company claims the data is kept in topmost security keeping user’s privacy in mind. The company claimed every operation is used is by the consent of the Customer which is disabled by default.
We would like to reiterate that Truecaller remains safe to use, both for our citizens and for our esteemed armed forces personnel. We see no reason for Truecaller to be on this list and will investigate the matter further. Truecaller provides a vital service for over 170 million people in India, identifying and blocking hundreds of millions of spam calls and SMS every single day. Our inclusion in this list is unfair and unjust.The Statement Added
The Army has made this decision to in the matter of National Security.