Regulator Raps Cross-Border E-Commerce Site Ymatou Over User Data Leaks
Tang Shihua|Xu Zuwei
/SOURCE : Yicai
Regulator Raps Cross-Border E-Commerce Site Ymatou Over User Data Leaks

(Yicai Global) July 31 -- Chinese regulators have ordered Ymatou, which was the country's first independent overseas one-stop shopping platform, to make amendments after an inspection found flaws in the platform's network security systems.

The industry ministry took to Wechat to reprimand Shanghai-based Ymatou Network Technology for leaking the personal data of users.

Ymatou focuses on bringing quality goods and trendy lifestyles and cultural concepts from around the world to Chinese consumers.

The inspection was in response to complaints on the internet stating that some service providers access mobile phone cameras without permission, leak user order information, and collect excessive user information.

Regulators also probed travel booking giant Ctrip, Tencent, which runs WeChat, video-sharing platform AcFun, online video platform iQiyi, and online dating app Tantan. The ministry did not find the similar problems with the above-mentioned five firms but called on them to protect network data and user personal information in accordance with the law.

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Keywords: Government Regulator , MIIT , Private Information Infringement , Ymatou.com