Earlier this year, the China Consumers Association (CCA) warned that a large number of smartphone apps in China were collecting an excessive amount of personal data, including user location, contact lists and mobile numbers. Photo: Shutterstock

China punishes 100 apps for breaches of personal information as consumer anxiety rises over privacy

  • The China Cybersecurity Center said 100 apps, across a range of industries including e-commerce and banking, have been penalised since November
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Earlier this year, the China Consumers Association (CCA) warned that a large number of smartphone apps in China were collecting an excessive amount of personal data, including user location, contact lists and mobile numbers. Photo: Shutterstock
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Celia Chen

Celia Chen

Celia is a tech reporter for the Post, covering companies such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also covers start-up news and China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily.