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The Chinese regulatory authorities they ordered the operators of app store premises of remove chinese ride-hailing app of Didi Global from their platforms yesterday, inflicting another blow to the transport giant a few days away from his debut on the US market. Specifically, the Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s internet authority – citing serious problems related to the illegal collection of personal data – has ordered the company to make changes to comply with Chinese data protection regulations is “ensure the security of users’ personal information “.
Beijing’s move has arrived just two days after the start of a review of the company’s cybersecurity practices, which had forced the company to suspend the registration of new users during the investigation period. L’authority he did not specify how long the review would take, but reported that the move aims to safeguard the security of national data. The issue prompted the vice president of Didi, Li Min, to write posts on social media, the next day, to reply to some press rumors according to which the company would have stored user data in the United States.
In detail, in a message posted on Weibo, He threatened them with sue anyone who alleged that the company had transferred its domestic data overseas. “Like many Chinese companies listed overseas, Didi stores all home user data on servers in China. Absolutely impossible to transmit data to the United States, “he wrote. In a statement released yesterday, Didi said the app will be removed from the country’s app stores, however, specifying that the current users who had already downloaded theapp they will not be affected by the move.
“We sincerely thank the departments for pushing Didi to carry out a risk analysis,” commented the company, pledging to “conscientiously solve” the problems. Didi holds a near monopoly in the Chinese market ride-hailing and collects a series of mobility data from users, which he says help the service analyze traffic patterns and develop its technologies, including for autonomous driving. There Cyberspace Administration did not specify the nature of the violation of the privacy of user data, how long will Didi have to deal with the problem or when theapp by Didi Chuxing could return to the app stores.
The decision of the Chinese authority represents the latest in a series of actions by the government authorities aimed at holding the big Chinese technology companies that have become central to the daily lives of more than a billion people are held back, affirming greater control over the data they hold. Always today, in fact, the Cybersecurity Review Office China, a unit of the country’s IT regulatory authorities, has initiated a data security review of the app managed by two other Chinese companies listed in the United States.
Specifically, the latest move of the regulator targets two app for trucks operated by Full Truck Alliance it’s a’app of recruitment online owned by Kanzhun. Both companies went public in the United States in June and, like Didi, both companies did ordered to stop registering new users while the investigation is in progress. The apps in question are Yunmanman, Huochebang and Boss Zhipin.
L’authority explained that the review is intended to prevent national data security risks, maintain national security and protect public interests. Full Truck Alliance, also known as Manbang Group, manages amobile app that connects hauliers with businesses that need to transport goods within China. According to research by China Insights Consultancy commissioned by the company, last year it was the largest digital transport platform in the world by gross transaction value.