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Shanghai Disneyland responds to fake APP’s illegal collection of personal information
Published: Oct 28, 2020 02:27 PM

An aerial view of the Enchanted Storybook Castle in Shanghai Disneyland at Shanghai Disney Resort in Pudong, Shanghai, China on June 4 Photo: IC


Shanghai Disney Resort issued a statement confirming that a fake "Disneyland" mobile application had been discovered by Chinese regulatory authorities, with an investigation into the matter already started.

The "Shanghai Disneyland" mobile application, blacklisted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), was actually a counterfeit application, read an announcement issued by the Shanghai Disney Resort on its official WeChat account on Tuesday. 

The application in question, developed by Horgos Lvji Software Technology Co., Ltd., is not an official application of the Shanghai Disney Resort, and has no connection with the resort either, the announcement said.

Shanghai Disney Resort said it has already contacted MIIT and initiated an investigation into the counterfeit application.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released a batch of applications that have violated users' rights and interests on Tuesday, in which the "Shanghai Disneyland" application was listed for collecting users' personal information in violation of relevant regulations.

Applications and related companies on the list would be removed, face administrative penalties, and included in the "untrustworthy telecommunications business operations" list if they don't comply by rectifying their issues by November 2, according to MIIT.

Global Times
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