With the popularity of smartphones, it is common for some mobile apps to over-collect user information and infringe user privacy.
The National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee recently issued a draft on the Basic Standards for Collecting Personal Information by Internet Applications to solicit public opinions, which means that App has a national standard for collecting personal information.
Ms. Li: Sometimes when you click on an App, there will be some interfaces that indicate you want to get your location or album, or other information about privacy.
Mr. Lu: App will visit address books and addresses. I dont think thats necessary. Somehow you will receive a lot of loan information, which is a leak of information.
This Specification has made a request to the credit App, and should not be forced to read the user address book.
He Yanzhe, Secretariat Staff of National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee: We make a classification. App emergency contacts for financial loans can be collected. Some Apps collect emergency contacts by uploading address books. We think it is beyond the scope of necessary information.
The Specification specifies the management and technical requirements that App should meet when collecting personal information.
Reporter Jiang Meiyang: The Code also lists the minimum information and usage requirements that 21 common types of Apps, such as map navigation, network car appointment, instant messaging, can collect. App cannot refuse this type of service for any reason when users refuse to provide personal information other than the least information.
That is to say, App can no longer force users to ask for information, even if users refuse to provide additional personal information, they can still use App. In addition, the Code also requires App to obtain the users express consent before sharing and transferring personal information to the outside world.
He Yanzhe, Secretariat Staff of National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee: It must be user-optional and user-aware. If users are willing to upload and use this innovative function, it is possible.
Source: CCTV News Responsible Editor: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541