Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus browse their smartphones as they walk by a mobile phone app advertisement at a subway station in Beijing, March 2, 2021. Photo: AP Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus browse their smartphones as they walk by a mobile phone app advertisement at a subway station in Beijing, March 2, 2021. Photo: AP
Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus browse their smartphones as they walk by a mobile phone app advertisement at a subway station in Beijing, March 2, 2021. Photo: AP
Regulation

Beijing names and shames Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu and 81 other apps for excessive data collection under new rules

  • This is the latest batch of apps to face scrutiny after new regulations from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology came into effect on May 1
  • The scrutiny on data privacy is part of a wider crackdown on China’s biggest tech companies, with tightened control over their business practices

Topic |   Regulation
Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus browse their smartphones as they walk by a mobile phone app advertisement at a subway station in Beijing, March 2, 2021. Photo: AP Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus browse their smartphones as they walk by a mobile phone app advertisement at a subway station in Beijing, March 2, 2021. Photo: AP
Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus browse their smartphones as they walk by a mobile phone app advertisement at a subway station in Beijing, March 2, 2021. Photo: AP
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