China’s information ministry has called out internet companies for regulatory violations, including data privacy breaches and overly aggressive marketing activities.

In a report covering the third quarter of 2018, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information (MIIT) singled out premium ride hailing service providers Shenzhou and Shouqi Yueche for not “releasing explanations regarding collection of passengers’ personal information.”

Dida Chuxing, a rising startup ride hailing service, was accused of not having any account deletion function.

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Runhua Zhao

Runhua Zhao is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Connect with her via email: runhuazhao@technode.com