China authorities name 105 apps for improper data practices


By ZEN SOO

A woman speaks on her phone near the logo for Douyin in Beijing. The CAC said that the 105 apps violated laws by excessively collecting and illegally accessing users’ personal information, according to a statement posted on its site. — AP

HONG KONG: China’s Internet watchdog said on May 21 it had found Bytedance’s Douyin, Microsoft Bing, LinkedIn and 102 other apps were engaged in improper collection and use of data and ordered them to fix the problem.

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said that the 105 apps violated laws by excessively collecting and illegally accessing users’ personal information, according to a statement posted on its site Friday.

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