Dangdang on Official List of 16 Popular Chinese Apps that Infringe Users Rights

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The central government has released a list of 16 highly popular apps that it says have infringed the rights of Chinese users.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently released its “App Notification Concerning Conduct that Infringes the Rights of Users (First Batch for 2020)” (关于侵害用户权益行为的APP通报(2020年第一批)) via its official website.

According to the Notification a total of 16 apps have engaged in conduct which infringes the rights of Chinese users, but at the time of it issuance had yet to perform rectification of such conduct.

The Notification said that if rectification is not performed within a set timeframe Chinese authorities will undertake appropriate disposal measures.

Apps on the list included the app for e-commerce platform Dangdang (当当), as well as Daily Zhihu (知乎日报) and ride-sharer EDaijia (e代驾等).

Users of Chinese social media have expressed frequent concern about popular apps illegally collecting their personal information and making use of it without lawful consent.

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