After revelations that personal data of food delivery app users is readily available for sale through several channels for as little as RMB 0.10 per person, food delivery giants Meituan-Dianping and Ele.me have responded to the public.

An investigation into the data heist by local media uncovered that a startling amount of personal information was available for purchase. This included names, phone numbers, and address of thousands of orderers per day, including for orders going to hospitals and even to specific seats in internet cafes. The data was being sold through social platform QQ.

Meituan-Dianping announced yesterday that it has reported the case to the police adding that it attaches great importance to reselling user information, The Beijing News has reported.

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Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Write to her at masha.borak [at] technode.com. Pitches with the word "disruptive" will be ignored. Read a good book - learn some more adjectives.