China app privacy crackdown it’s just touching one of his biggest goals. Bloomberg report that the Cyber Administration of China has ordered the removal of Didi Chuxing’s phone sales app, including Apple’s App Store and Huawei’s AppGallery. The company allegedly committed serious violations of the regulation due to its collection and use of personal data, officials say.
The government did not explain the decision, which came just two days after a formal review. The Didi app is still functional if you’ve already downloaded it and have an account – you can’t download a new copy.
Didi said he had planned to repair the app to comply with Chinese regulations, and had paused new user registrations starting July 3rd. Not sure when registration and application will return.
The move could help protect privacy, but it also reflects China’s growing attempts to curb national tech giants. It’s recently fined Alibaba $ 2.8 billion for alleged monopolistic practices, for example. Didi was already under scrutiny for possible antitrust violations and security concerns – the order represents both an escalation of this scrutiny and a signal that China is poised to become tough if companies do not go online.
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