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GDPR investigation for China’s Mobike

Author: Nate Latessa, President

Chinese bike-sharing company Mobike is being investigated by German regulators for potentially being in breach of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In a statement to the Financial Times, a spokesman said, “The Berlin commissioner for data protection and freedom of information had already planned to launch an investigation into car- and bike-sharing companies … It is planned to request a written response from Mobike in the coming week and to request answers to a catalog of questions.”

The regulator’s concern with bike- and car-sharing platforms is the significant amounts of data they collect about their users via mobile phone apps, including precise location data — even when the customer is not using the bike or car. Read More Here