China says ‘rectifying operations’ over personal data


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Officials say 1,100 firms asked to remove 34 applications ‘illegally collecting, using personal information’ Riyaz ul Khaliq | 22.10.2020 ANKARA In a rare admission of collecting personal data, China on Thursday said it has asked its companies to “rectify their operations.” The country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Thursday it asked over 1,100 firms to “remove 34 applications that have illegally collected and used personal information, causing general concern,” according to Chinese daily Global Times. In July, a joint campaign by Cyberspace Administration of China, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Public Security, and State...