China calls out 33 apps for collecting more user data than deemed necessary

China has called out 33 mobile apps for collecting more user data than it deemed necessary to offer their service. These companies, which include Baidu and Tencent Holdings, have been given less than a fortnight to plug the gaps. . The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said in a brief statement Saturday that these apps had breached local regulations, primarily, for capturing personal data that were not relevant to their service.

Link: China calls out 33 apps for collecting more user data than deemed necessary
via http://www.zdnet.com

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