Passengers staring at their smartphones while riding the subway in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on September 28, 2020. Photo: AFP
Passengers staring at their smartphones while riding the subway in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on September 28, 2020. Photo: AFP

China’s regulator names 33 apps including Baidu, Sogou, iFlytek, Tencent for unauthorised data collection

  • Thirty three apps from Tencent, Baidu, Sougou and more are among the latest to receive scrutiny over user data
  • App makers will have to comply with new privacy regulations banning collection of data and forcing user consent

Passengers staring at their smartphones while riding the subway in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on September 28, 2020. Photo: AFP
Passengers staring at their smartphones while riding the subway in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on September 28, 2020. Photo: AFP
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