China’s new rules governing mobile apps will come into force on August 1, the country’s internet regulator said on Tuesday.
Providers must not use apps to conduct activities that endanger national security, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said.
The new rules also mandate that mobile apps with functions that could influence public opinion will need to seek a security review.
Authentication Of User’s Identity
The rules include forcing users to authenticate their identity through mobile phone numbers, identity card numbers, or unified social credit codes.
App providers will also be prevented from providing services to users who provide false information or use the identity of other organisations or individuals for registration.