Commuters browse their smartphones as they walk by a mobile phone app advertisement at a subway station in Beijing. Photo: AP Commuters browse their smartphones as they walk by a mobile phone app advertisement at a subway station in Beijing. Photo: AP
Commuters browse their smartphones as they walk by a mobile phone app advertisement at a subway station in Beijing. Photo: AP
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Data privacy: China defines for the first time ‘necessary’ information that apps can collect, closing ‘bundled consent’ loophole

  • Users of live-streaming, short video, news, browser and utility apps can access basic services on these platforms without providing personal information
  • The new rules come as China seeks to expand the internet industry’s role in economic growth, while providing more protection for consumers’ personal data

Topic |   Apps
Commuters browse their smartphones as they walk by a mobile phone app advertisement at a subway station in Beijing. Photo: AP Commuters browse their smartphones as they walk by a mobile phone app advertisement at a subway station in Beijing. Photo: AP
Commuters browse their smartphones as they walk by a mobile phone app advertisement at a subway station in Beijing. Photo: AP
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