Caixin
Dec 10, 2021 05:33 AM
BUSINESS

China Bars 106 Apps From New Downloads Over Data Violations

Since November, regulators have launched inspections of 2.44 million apps and listed 2,049 violators.
Since November, regulators have launched inspections of 2.44 million apps and listed 2,049 violators.

China’s top internet industry regulator Thursday ordered app stores to remove download access to 106 mobile applications over alleged privacy violations in the latest move to crack down on data security breaches.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said (link in Chinese) the apps are barred from new downloads for failures to correct misconduct as regulators required after they were found to collect excess private information, misuse users’ data or force users to grant unnecessary access to personal data.

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