WeChat Shares Private User Info with Chinese Government

WeChat Shares Private User Info with Chinese Government

An updated privacy policy statement from WeChat’s latest update confirms a long-time suspicion: private data from WeChat is shared with Chinese authorities. Users who do not agree to the new T&C will not be able to use their WeChat accounts.

In the updated policy, the information WeChat collects via its Log Data where advertising, direct marketing activities, and personal information can be revealed to adhere to regulations, to follow a court order or any legal proceedings, or as requested by law enforcement or government authorities.

Cookies, log files, web beacons, etags and scripts are Log Data’s means of automatically collecting user data. The types of information it collects include IP addresses, mobile device carrier, version and identification number, metadata on photos, and who a user has communicated with. It also monitors web activity made in-app.

 

Source: Medianama

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