In its latest reprimand of ride-sharing giant Didi, China on Friday ordered 25 of the company’s apps to be removed from mobile stores, deepening the regulatory maelstrom that has engulfed the company since it went public on the Stock Exchange. from New York last week.
The country’s internet regulator said in its 10 p.m. announcement that apps, which include Didi’s car-sharing app, its finance app, and its corporate client app, were displaying issues related to collection and the use of personal data.
The latest ad was nearly identical to the one the same agency issued on Sunday, which ordered Didi’s main consumer app downloads to be stopped for the same reason. That order followed a separate order two days earlier that told Didi to stop registering new users while officials conducted a review of the company’s network security practices.
Neither of these recent commands offered any details on the specific data and security issues that raised the officials’ concerns. In a statement posted after midnight on Chinese social media, Didi said it will “sincerely accept and resolutely obey” the demands.