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Published list of APPs that infringe users' rights and interests in China

On 13 October 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China published a list of 24 companies with a total of 38 APPs that are unlawfully pushing pop-up information and issuing excessive requests for permissions. The review of the APPs was performed by a third-party testing agency that conducted sampling tests on requests for permissions. The measure seeks to protect online users' rights and interests. The companies have been notified and are required to rectify the situation by 20 October 2022. The Ministry will continue conducting a review of APPs and plans to publish 26 lists in total.

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Scope

Policy Area
Other operating condition
Policy Instrument
Consumer protection regulation
Regulated Economic Activity
software provider: other software
Implementation Level
national
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
central government

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2022-10-13
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On 13 October 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China published a list o…