Removal of app in China will affect business: Didi

Sun Online Desk

5th July, 2021 12:15:39 PM printer

Removal of app in China will affect business: Didi


China's biggest ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing has warned there will be an adverse impact on its revenues after its app was removed from Chinese stores.

China's internet regulator ordered app stores to stop offering Didi's app on Sunday.

It says the firm illegally collected users' personal data.

It comes just days after the tech giant began selling shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

The removal does not affect existing users, but will prevent new users registering on the country's biggest ride hailing platform, BBC reported.

"The company will strive to rectify any problems, improve its risk prevention awareness and technological capabilities, protect users' privacy and data security, and continue to provide secure and convenient services to its users," Didi said in a statement.

That came after the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said: "After checks and verification, the Didi Chuxing app was found to be in serious violation of regulations in its collection and use of personal information."