Its becoming harder and tough for technology companies to do business as the Chinese government is cracking the whip non stop on big tech.
According Reuters report, China’s cyberspace regulator said on Sunday that it had ordered smartphone app stores to stop offering Didi Global Inc’s app after finding that the ride-hailing giant had illegally collected users’ personal data.
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said it had told Didi to make changes to comply with Chinese data protection rules, four days after Didi began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, having raised $4.4 billion in an initial public offering, state Reuters.
The CAC did not specify the nature of Didi’s violation in a statement on its social media feed.
Didi responded by saying it had stopped registering new users and would remove its app from app stores. It said it would make changes to comply with rules and protect users’ rights.
China has been clamping down on its home-grown technology giants over antitrust and data security concerns.