Chinese selfie app Meitu is in trouble over alleged data privacy breaches, with the country’s consumer watchdog giving the company a strong rap on the knuckles.

In a report (in Chinese) released on November 28, the China Consumer Association (CCA) accused 100 apps investigated for privacy breach risks. Hong Kong-listed Meitu had violated user privacy by “excessively collecting recognizable bio data” and “[user] financial information.”

CCA also accuses Meitu for failing to clarify how Meitu’s third-party partners would process acquired data.

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Runhua Zhao

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