The China Consumers Association last year warned that a large number of smartphone apps in the country were collecting an excessive amount of personal data, including user location, contact lists and mobile numbers. Photo: AP The China Consumers Association last year warned that a large number of smartphone apps in the country were collecting an excessive amount of personal data, including user location, contact lists and mobile numbers. Photo: AP
The China Consumers Association last year warned that a large number of smartphone apps in the country were collecting an excessive amount of personal data, including user location, contact lists and mobile numbers. Photo: AP
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China rebukes internet companies for weak user data protection in their apps

  • Privacy infringements and information breaches have become hot-button issues in mainland China, as the country continues to digitise its economy
  • Last year, the China Cybersecurity Centre penalised 100 apps, across a range of industries from e-commerce to banking, for data protection issues

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The China Consumers Association last year warned that a large number of smartphone apps in the country were collecting an excessive amount of personal data, including user location, contact lists and mobile numbers. Photo: AP The China Consumers Association last year warned that a large number of smartphone apps in the country were collecting an excessive amount of personal data, including user location, contact lists and mobile numbers. Photo: AP
The China Consumers Association last year warned that a large number of smartphone apps in the country were collecting an excessive amount of personal data, including user location, contact lists and mobile numbers. Photo: AP
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