China says ByteDance, Baidu, Microsoft improperly collected user data

FILE PHOTO: ByteDance logo is seen in this illustration
FILE PHOTO: The ByteDance logo is seen in this illustration taken, Nov. 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

May 24, 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s internet watchdog said on Friday that companies including ByteDance, Baidu and Kuaishou had improperly collected user data.

China Cyberspace Administration also named American tech giant Microsoft and its two products Bing and LinkedIn in a statement.

(Reporting by Yingzhi Yang and Ryan Woo; Editing by Tom Hogue)