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South Korea's crackdown on its tech giants has cost Kakao and its subsidiaries more than RM66.11bil in market value this month, after the company was dubbed "a symbol of greed.”
China’s first facial-recognition lawsuit comes to an end with new ruling and new questions about the fate of individuals’ data
State media said that people can now ‘bravely say no to facial recognition’. The court did not examine whether the Hangzhou Safari Park could continue to refuse customers entry if they do not provide facial data.
To build a ‘Digital China’, the country must first deal with its rampant black market for personal information
Underground trading of personal information has become a professional and industrialised value chain in China. The central government is seeking to establish a data governance regime, highlighting the responsibility of online platforms to protect user data.
Police in eastern Jiangsu province have arrested employees of a company that sold schoolchildren’s personal data online. China has toughened its data privacy measures, including the implementation of a law protecting children’s personal information in 2019.
At least six apps highlighted in CCTV’s annual consumer rights exposé have been removed from app stores. The move comes as Beijing intensifies scrutiny on personal data collection by tech companies.
Chinese President Xi Jinping raised the issue of video game addiction at the ‘two sessions’ political gathering in Beijing, reigniting debate. Proposed solutions from legislators range from facial recognition and real-name registration to banning celebrity endorsements.
The State Administration for Market Regulation accuses tech giants involved in community group buying of price dumping in a bid to dominate the market. The latest crackdown on Big Tech comes ahead of Beijing’s key political meeting known as the ‘two sessions’.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd led a second day of frenetic selling among China’s largest tech firms, driven by fears that antitrust scrutiny will spread beyond Jack Ma’s Internet empire and engulf the country’s most powerful corporations.
India’s telecom price war is back, and this time the battle is being fought with freebies.
VOCs are important precursors of ozone (O3) and PM2.5 matter – the most harmful small particles and a key indicator of air pollution. This year has proved challenging for environmental protection after China’s economy was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.