Including WeChat, Allegations of data theft against 42 apps in China. The collection of customer personal information has become a significant problem worldwide. This time, a total of 43 apps, including WeChat, are illegally collecting customer information. On Wednesday, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology claimed that Beijing had instructed the companies to make corrections.
Recently, the Chinese government has tightened regulations on customer information. And after that, the new instruction came out publicly. A statement from Beijing said the apps illegally collected customer contact links and location data. The Chinese government has also accused the pop-up window of harassing customers.
This list includes an e-reading app from the Alibaba Group. There is also the popular travel app Trip.com and the video streaming app Ishii.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said the apps would resolve all complaints before August 25. If this amendment is not made within the stipulated time, it will take appropriate action against them as per the law.
WeChat’s parent companies Tencent, Alibaba, and Trip.com, have not commented on the matter.
Recently, the law for tech companies has started to be tightened. At the same time, after the information came to light, Beijing increased pressure on the country’s tech companies.
Recently, the Chinese government released a new law draft to allow fair competition in the tech world. The Xi Jinping government is taking extraordinary steps to stop the spread of fake news. Beijing is also aiming to ensure that no company uses the country’s personal information for profit.
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