Apps banned from collecting excessive user data in China

Until now, many developers have been denying users core app functionalities unless they agree to collection of extensive personal data, which is often entirely unrelated to the app’s function. Take, for example, a navigation app seeking to collect face biometrics—as of May 1, this will no longer be legal. A China Daily publication claims that people have suffered financial losses due to having financial information coerced out of them and consequently misused.
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