China attaches great importance to the protection of personal information, according to IT vice-minister Liu Liehong. Photo: AFP
China attaches great importance to the protection of personal information, according to IT vice-minister Liu Liehong. Photo: AFP

China drafts new regulations to curb excessive data collection by smartphone apps

  • Government attaches ‘great importance to the protection of personal information’, IT vice-minister says
  • IT ministry on Friday ordered 26 apps to take remedial action after they were found to have illegally accessed users’ microphones and contact lists

Topic |   China technology
China attaches great importance to the protection of personal information, according to IT vice-minister Liu Liehong. Photo: AFP
China attaches great importance to the protection of personal information, according to IT vice-minister Liu Liehong. Photo: AFP
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