China dispatches officials to inspect Didi’s data security

A visitor checks an autonomous car developed by Didi at an auto show in Shanghai, China on April 19, 2021. The Chinese government on July 16, 2021 announced a cybersecurity investigation of ride-hailing service Didi, stepping up scrutiny after earlier criticism of its handling of customer information caused the company's New York-traded shares to tumble. — Chinatopix via AP

China has dispatched a team of officials to conduct on-site inspections at Didi Global Inc as part of a probe into the ride-hailing giant.

Officials from the Cyberspace Administration of China, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of State Security, Ministry of Natural Resources, as well as the tax, transport and antitrust regulators are beginning an investigation into Didi’s data security, according to a statement released by the cyberspace watchdog Friday.

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