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

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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