US says top Chinese fashion brands Shein and Temu mishandled customer data


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A top US government body has accused two leading Chinese ecommerce apps of failing to properly secure user data and infringing on intellectual property. The report (opens in new tab) from the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) claims two popular digital platforms - Shein and Temu, pose a risk to US customer data. Shein comes in for particular criticism, with the report saying it, “requests that users share their data and activity from other apps, including social media, in exchange for discounts and special deals on Shein products.” Human rights abuse Shein “has struggled to protect user data”,...