back to article DiDi, China’s Uber analog, booted from local app stores for data naughtiness

Chinese ride hailing app DiDi Chuxing was on Sunday removed from local app stores on on grounds that it did not comply with data protection laws. The ban came less than a week after the company’s US stock market debut. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued the ban. In its notice of its actions the CAC wrote: “The …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The government doesn't like competition.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      The government didn't mind all that foreign money flowing into the country - these actions only *after* the IPOs? Immediately after? Hmm... Wonder how big the fines will be?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    DiDi jump

    Or was it pushed?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: DiDi jump

      Didi did jump (up and down) this week, by the side of a road in France, whilst holding a pitchfork....

  3. gnasher729 Silver badge

    Would be nice of them to send information about what exactly was breached to the AppStore, play store etc. So they can check if store rules or laws were broken elsewhere.

    1. IGotOut Silver badge

      Or y'know, the local governments, Apple and Google could get off the arses and check for themselves.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    DiDi Ride Hailing service

    still preferable to a Dido Ride Hailing service.

    Durer: The Four Riders of the Apocalypse.

    1. TimMaher Silver badge

      The Fifth Horseman

      Does Dido own an ice-cream van?

      I would give you 5 upvotes but we are restricted.

      Anyway, mine’s the one that is the colour of magic.

  5. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    What is the improper use?

    They didn't share the personal data with the CCP?

    1. Wellyboot Silver badge

      Re: What is the improper use?

      As noted by the first AC above, governments don't like competition.

      The Chinese government has obviously cottoned on to the fact that any commercial organisation that collects enough personal data will gain the ability to blackmail engineer officials into compliance, it's a direct threat to their ability to maintain control over the long term*.

      By doing this the government can also say it has the populations best interests at heart, part of the strategy to keep everyone content with the status quo.

      * long term for the chinese govt. is measured in decades.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Big Brother


    Yes, China is despicable and yes, the CCP doesn't like competition in data collection.

    But the idea that a government would limit the amount of data that apps were allowed to collect is something that the West should adopt.

    1. A random security guy

      Re: Still

      My conjecture is that the problem was that the data was being leaked to the West.

      1. gnasher729 Silver badge

        Re: Still

        If an app “leaks data to the west” then it leaks data.

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