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Alibaba, Tencent, others targeted in regulatory reaction to media report of data misbehavior

By Xu Yuan
  • 19 Jul 2020 23:05
  • 19 Jul 2020 23:17
Major Chinese tech companies, including Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and Huawei, have been ordered by the country’s telecom regulator to scrutinize third-party software embedded in mobile apps after state media reported two such pieces of software allegedly accessed user data illegally.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said Friday that it had asked

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent

Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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