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China accuses TikTok and Linkedin of violating laws and privacy

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There is a glimpse of a change in the modus operandi on the part of application developers, with regard to the collection and processing of user data, if they want to remain active in the large market in China.

Indeed, a range of large application developers will have to rethink their data collection habits, at least in China. The South China Morning Post reports that the Chinese government has identified and reprimanded 105 apps for allegedly violating laws and privacy through its procedures for collecting and using its users’ data. ByteDance was created by Douyin, the Chinese equivalent of TikTok, while Microsoft had to hear similar accusations for the Linkedin and Bing cases.

The list of other strong examples, which have been targeted by China, includes the short video app Kuaishou, Baidu’s mobile browser and the music streaming service Kugou.

All developers appointed by China have a period of 15 working days to regularize their procedures, in compliance with the law and strict respect for privacy, and to repair the alleged breaches of privacy.

China accuses TikTok and Linkedin of violating laws and privacy

the present crackdown is the most recent ed most significant, this after the new privacy regulations came into force on May 1, thus imposing limits on the spectrum of data collection, According to the SCMP, in its perspective, this performance by China it is part of China’s greater effort to exercise control over technology companies, mainly Chinese companies.

In this way, it can be understood that the Chinese government is eager to put its market in order and make technological players act according to its guidelines. If on the one hand this can have positive effects in terms of privacy and competition, on the other hand it is also forcing companies to make major changes in the short term.

Source: Engadget

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