Chinese authorities summon Alibaba Cloud, Baidu Cloud
Published: Nov 23, 2021 11:23 PM
Alibaba Cloud File Photo:VCG

Alibaba Cloud File Photo:VCG

 China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the Ministry of Public Security have summoned Alibaba Cloud and Baidu Cloud, urging the two firms to carry out relevant work in preventing and managing fraud.

The ministries reprimanded the two firms for linking to too many dubious websites, urging them to take the responsibility for abiding by China’s cyber security law and to rectify relevant issues within a specific time period. Those who refuse to conduct rectification will be punished severely.

Alibaba Cloud and Baidu Cloud both said they would strengthen management of website links, domain name registration and information services to fend off the risk of cyber fraud.

In the next step, the MIIT will work with the Ministry of Public Security, guiding and urging internet firms to strictly carry out their safety responsibilities, strengthen the management of internet resources, and prevent fraud.

Regulators will also scale up the scope of industry supervision and the level of punishment, taking multiple measures to facilitate work involving telecom fraud to better protect users’ rights.