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TC260 closes consultation on security requirements for pre-installed applications

On 8 December 2022, the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (TC260)closed its public consultation on its national standard of "Information Security Technology - Basic Security Requirements for Pre-Installed Applications on Smartphones". It is aimed at smartphone manufacturers as well as third-parties app security assessors. The standard requires pre-installed applications to be generally uninstallable unless they fulfil a basic device function. The standard further stipulates that uninstallation should not compromise device security. The document contains security requirements regarding personal information, with some varying requirements for uninstallable and essential apps. Further, the standard sets out the requirements for third-party security audits.

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Scope

Policy Area
Other operating condition
Policy Instrument
Algorithm design and technical standards
Regulated Economic Activity
technological consumer goods
Implementation Level
national
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
central government

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2022-10-09
in consultation

On 9 October 2022, the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (TC260) op…

2022-12-08
processing consultation

On 8 December 2022, the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (TC260)cl…