China Prepares Its First Mobile App SDK Security Standards with Aid of Fintech Leaders


Members of industry in China are working on the country’s first national security standards covering Software Development Kits (SDK) for mobile apps.

The drafting committee for the “Mobile App SDK Security Guide” (移动互联网应用程序(APP)SDK安全指南) met in Beijing on 20 August, to work on China’s first national standards for SDK security.

Zhejiang Merit Interactiv (每日互动) is leading the drafting of the standards, with a raft of leading government bodies and private companies participating in the process including:

  • The China Cybersecurity Review Technology and Certification Centre,
  • Zhejiang University,
  • Fudan University,
  • DiDi Chuxing,
  • Baidu
  • Xiaomi
  • Alibaba,
  • Ant Group
  • Huawei
  • Tencent,
  • 360,
  • Beike.

The Guide will outline principles and security measures for SDK development, operation, personal information handling, data security management and cross-border management, in accordance with the “People’s Republic of China Network Security Law” and other regulations.

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