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China to adopt new app rules to monitor user accounts

China's internet authorities will enforce new rules to tighten their grip on the rapidly growing app market in the mainland, demanding that all app providers adopt real-name registration for users and keep their activity logs for at least 60 days.

The new rules, announced by the Cyberspace Administration of China, also aim to rein in excessive access of users' personal data by app ­providers.

BBC Monitoring looks more closely at China's new app rules.

Produced by Natalia Zuo

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  • 26 Jul 2016
  • From the section China
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