WeChat offers more transparency over personal data in latest Android update · TechNode

WeChat offers more transparency over personal data in latest Android update · TechNode

Chinese super app WeChat rolled out internal testing for its new android version on Saturday, with a feature allowing users to see how much personal data the app collects. In the app’s settings interface, WeChat users can check how much personal information it is collecting – ranging from users’ basic background details and device usage to contacts – and what data is being shared with third-party services. Chinese mega apps are stepping up their data transparency efforts as the country enforces stricter privacy policies on mobile apps. [Sina, in Chinese]



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