China Bans Ride-Hailing App Didi From App Stores for Violations

Photo by Greg Baker / AFP - Getty Images China ordered app stores to take Didi Chuxing, the ride-hailing company founded by Didi Chuxing, off their listing. The move was in response to serious violations of laws regarding the collection and use personal data. Advertisement Cyberspace Administration of China made the announcement. It is China's cyberspace regulator. On Friday, it announced that it was conducting cybersecurity reviews of Didi and asked it to cease registering new users. According to a Google translation, Didi was also required to comply with legal requirements and fix any problems that could compromise the security of user personal information. Didi, China's equivalent to Twitter, responded to the decision via its Weibo account on Sunday. It stated that it would rectify the problems identified by regulators, according to a translation. The Didi app users (including passengers and drivers) would be able use the Didi app normally during this process. Didi has resolutely implemented the relevant requirements by the relevant state department and has suspended user registration on July 3. The Didi Travel App will then be removed from shelves for rectification, in strict conformity with the requirements of relevant departments, the company stated. Didi stated that it will fully cooperate with the government's cybersecurity review. G/O Media could be eligible for a World of Warcraft 60 Day Time Card at Eneba. Use the promo code: 20210704 According to the Cyberspace Administration of China, Didi was reviewed to reduce national data security risks. China might have other reasons to crack down on Didi. Bloomberg reports that China has been trying to limit the power of its largest internet companies. This means focusing on how online companies like Tencent and Alibaba own and manage the data they collect daily from hundreds of million of users. Advertisement Didi was delisted and the country is being examined by Didi just days after it went public for $4.4 billion. This is the largest U.S. IPO of a Chinese company since Alibaba, which went public for $25 billion in 2014.

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