China’s internet watchdog finds 33 mobile apps broke data privacy rules

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s main internet watchdog has found that 33 mobile phone apps have broken data privacy rules by collecting data without consent, among other issues. Editing by Jane Merriman)Editor’s note: Unlike the GDPR, China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) does not differentiate between a data controller and data processor, instead only allocates liability and compliance requirements to “personal data processor,” which under the PIPL refers to organizations or individuals that independently determines the purpose, scope and means of processing of personal data. The personal data processor under the PIPL is akin to the data controller under the GDPR. The PIPL applies to the processing of individuals’ personal data that takes place in China regardless of the nationality of such individuals. Source: iappRelated article: As China gets tough on mobile apps and big tech, should others follow?

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