In a statement from the China Cyberspace Administration, it was reported that a team was sent to examine the activities of the mobile taxi application Didi company on-site.
In the statement, it was shared that the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ministry of Transport, State Tax Administration and State Market Regulatory Administration also took part in the on-site inspections.
On July 9, the China Cyberspace Administration ordered that 25 apps belonging to Didi company be removed from app stores for violating personal data collection rules.
As a result of the investigation, it was stated that Didi company had “serious violations” regarding the way it collects and uses personal data.
The internet regulator also announced that Didi is prohibited from accepting new customers until the investigations are concluded.
On March 12, China’s State Market Regulatory Authority (SAMR) fined 12 companies, including Chinese search engine Baidu, social media company Tencent, mobile taxi company Didi and telecommunications company Softbank, $77,000 each for violating the antitrust law. announced that he had been sentenced.
China enacted new regulations on February 8 to prevent monopolistic practices by large technology companies.