Xiaomi Finance App amongst 41 Apps Reported for Rights Violations, Over Half Involve Private Data Collection

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The Xiaomi Finance (小米金融) app is one of 41 apps that have been the subject of recent complaints over rights violations.

On 19 December China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published the “Notice Concerning Apps That Have Infringed the Rights and Interests of Users (First Batch)” (关于侵害用户权益行为的APP(第一批)通报), naming a total of 41 apps that will subject to “specialist rectification work” in future.

The Xiaomi Finance app appeared on the list, for problems in relation to “difficulty cancelling accounts,” while over 21 of the apps on the list were cited for collection of personal information.

According to domestic media reports apps on the list are required to complete rectification work prior to 31 December 2019, or MIIT will arrange for related disposal measures.

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