On September 20, 2020, a total of 18 mobile apps developed by ten different companies obtained security certificates on personal data protection from the Chinese internet authorities.

Apps such as Union Pay, Baidu Map, China Mobile ad Suning successfully confirmed technical tests and on-site tests that took place during the certification process.

Significance of certification

As per Wei Hao, director of the China Cybersecurity Review Technology and Certification Center (CCRC) said, the security certification that is awarded to 18 mobile apps is focused on regulating the app operator’s collection, use, and movement of personal data.