illegal collection of personal information, illegal use of personal information to deceive mislead users to download App, App mandatory, frequent, excessive demand Permissions, collection of personal information beyond the scope… Recently, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology notified the app store of problems that 157 apps infringed on the rights and interests of users, and the rectification has not been completed after supervision and rectification. It is understood that this is also the tenth time that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has carried out a centralized inspection and notified relevant situations. In ten batches of inspections organized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Tencent App Store, Xiaomi App Store, Pea Pod, OPPO Software Store, and Huawei App Market found The problems accounted for the top ranking, and the platform’s management entity was not in place.
At the end of 2019, the National Internet Information Office, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and other four departments jointly issued the”Methods for Identifying the Act of Collecting and Using Personal Information in Violations of App Laws and Regulations”, which clarified that”before obtaining user consent, start collecting personal information or open the Permission to collect personal information””The type of personal information collected or the permission to collect personal information that can be opened has nothing to do with existing business functions””Because the user does not agree to collect non-essential personal information or open non-essential permissions, refuse to provide business functions”, etc. Collection and use of personal information in violation of regulations. In December last year, the National Internet Information Office released the”Scope of Personal Information Required for Common Types of Mobile Internet Applications (App) (Draft for Solicitation of Comments)”, which delineated specific and operable boundaries for the collection of personal information in apps. In addition to the already implemented”Civil Code”, the draft Personal Information Protection Law has been released, the data security law being drafted, etc., related to individuals The laws and regulations of information protection are gradually improving, which behaviors are illegal, what can be collected, and what does not need to be collected… It can be said that the boundaries of personal information collection have also been very clear.
Personal information protection is a digital economy The bottom line. Strengthening the protection of personal information is not only related to consumers’ privacy, right to know, right to choose, right to fair trading, and right to security protection, but also directly related to users’ sense of acquisition, security, and happiness, and even a relationship. For social interests and even public safety issues, it has become the consensus of the whole society to strictly control the excessive collection, leakage and abuse of user data of various platforms and apps.
In this situation, installing a weather app is required to access the address book, downloading a fitness software is requested to access the phone photo album… If you do not agree, you will be refused to install and use, and the user will be dominated by the app” The situation of blackmail still exists. It can be seen from the news bulletin that many apps ignore the regulatory requirements for rectification, have orders, ignore the general trend of strengthening personal information protection, still collect and use personal information in violation of regulations, and abuse platform power. This reflects that some apps are profit-only The arrogance and the main responsibility of related application platforms are not fully implemented.
Personal information is a kind of resource. The collection of necessary personal information is the basis for relevant companies to carry out basic services. However, excessive, over-range, and even mandatory use of personal information violates the principles of lawfulness, fairness, and necessity. , It also infringes on personal rights, and brings risks to the disclosure of personal privacy. In the final analysis, the purpose of collecting and using personal information in violation of regulations lies in using it for profit. However, personal information should not be Tang Seng meat that everyone wants to eat, and relevant companies cannot be allowed to use personal information to”realize” in violation of laws and regulations.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology once again reported by name that the company has failed to carry out orders and rectifications are not in place, which shows the clear attitude of the regulatory authorities, which has also become part of the normalization of governance. Apps that ignore the rectification requirements and ignore the general trend of personal information protection and application platforms that do not implement the main responsibilities must be dealt with seriously, so that the arrogance of grasping a dominant market position and all kinds of violations under arrogance pay the due price. Rigid system constraints have drawn it onto the track of protecting personal information.
With the increasing awareness of consumers’ personal information protection and data security, consumers are increasingly unwilling to trade privacy for convenience. As the anti-monopoly pace of the platform economy continues to accelerate, strengthening data security management is an important part of anti-monopoly. This also reminds and requires relevant platforms and companies to adapt to the general trend, change their business models, and use high-quality services to acquire users, win profits, and achieve healthy development of the company. Follow the right path in a fair and honest manner, instead of continuing to collect, obtain, and illegally use personal information to”realize” the crooked ways.
Source:Guangming Daily Client