Seven Chinese State Organs Look Into Ride-Hailing Platform Didi for Network Security Review
On Friday, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), together with the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of National Security, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Transport, the State Administration of Taxation and the State Administration for Market Regulation jointly initiated a network security review of Didi Global Inc.
After the regulatory authorities demanded app stores remove the Didi Chuxing app, the CAC announced on Friday night that 25 additional Didi apps, such as “Didi Enterprise Version”, were also required to be removed from app stores due to “serious illegal collection and use of personal information”.
As previously reported by Pandaily, Didi went public in the United States on June 30 and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, raising $4.4 billion in the process. On the first day of listing, its overall market value stood at $68.49 billion. Two days later, Chinese regulators launched a cybersecurity review of Didi’s security, requiring it to halt new user registration.
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On July 4, Chinese regulators further announced that the Didi app had committed serious offences in collecting and using personal information, violating the law in the process, and demanded app stores to remove it. Subsequently, the mini program of Didi was removed from WeChat and Alipay.