The Chinese government is on a run of varying degrees of crackdowns on the technology sector, with the latest one including some key apps for the music industry.
105 apps have been called out by China’s internet regulator for the way they collect and use people’s personal data.
ByteDance’s Chinese version of TikTok, fellow short-video app Kuaishou and Tencent Music’s streaming service Kugou are on the list, along with apps like LinkedIn and Baidu’s mobile browser, according to the South China Morning Post.
The apps have been given 15 working days to change the way they deal with users’ data. This follows new regulations introduced at the start of May for China’s internet sector, catching a wide swathe of apps – both consumer and business focused – in their net.