Chinese regulator orders removal of 25 more Didi-related apps due to illegal personal info use
Published: Jul 10, 2021 04:57 AM
The headquarters of DiDi in Beijing Photo:VCG

The headquarters of DiDi in Beijing Photo:VCG

 China’s cyberspace regulator on Friday ordered the removal of 25 Didi-related apps including Didi Enterprise Edition due to “serious violations in collection and use of personal information.”
No platform shall provide access and download services for the 25 apps that have been removed from the app store, such as “Didi Chuxing” and “Didi Enterprise Edition,” said the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) in an online statement.
The move has further underscored Chinese regulators' resolve to crack down on illegal activities on online platforms and enhance the protection of data security, analysts said.
The CAC also asked relevant regulators to rectify problems in strict accordance with the law and relevant national standards to ensure the security of users' personal information.
The swift regulatory actions came after China ordered the removal of the nation's most widely used ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing on July 4, also citing "serious violations" in the collection and use of personal information.
This also came just days after the ride-hailing platform raised $4.4 billion in its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange on June 30.