On October 19, Zhao Zhiguo, spokesperson of the Ministry of Electricity Industry and Information Technology and Director of the Information and Communication Administration Bureau, said on the 19th that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has increased its APP governance since this year. In the early days, the ratio was still relatively high, and now it has reached zero. This problem has basically been solved.

Another phenomenon is "random jump", and the discovery rate of misleading users has also dropped significantly. At present, our statistics have dropped to 1%.

  The State Council Information Office held a press conference on the development of industry and informatization in the first three quarters of 2021.

A reporter asked: In recent years, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has continued to promote special rectification actions for APP infringing users' rights and interests. What results have been achieved so far?

In what areas will the next step be to increase rectification efforts?

  In this regard, Zhao Zhiguo said that APP governance has always been the focus of the work of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and it is also a hot spot of concern to all parties in the society.

Since the beginning of this year, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has intensified its governance and carried out a series of work, which has achieved remarkable results overall.

  One is to continue to carry out special rectification.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology insisted on unabated rectification, the same pace, and no loose requirements, and continued to deepen the special rectification of APP infringing user rights and interests. In the first three quarters, it has carried out 10 batches of centralized inspections, notified a total of 1,494 illegal apps and removed 408 apps from the shelves. Apps that refuse to rectify, always maintain high pressure and deterrence against violations.

  The second is to highlight key issues of rectification.

Regarding the rectification of open-screen pop-up information, users have always responded strongly to the “cannot be closed” and “random jump” of the open-screen pop-up information. After more than half a year of key rectification, the main Internet companies have basically solved the problem of “unable to close” the screen-opening information. In the early days, the ratio was still relatively high, and now it has reached zero, and the problem has basically been solved.

Another phenomenon is "random jump", the discovery rate of misleading users has also dropped significantly, and the current statistics have dropped to 1%.

Among them, people's livelihood service apps were rectified, especially around some holidays, such as the Mid-Autumn Festival and the eve of National Day. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology organized special inspections on holiday travel and people's livelihood service apps. A total of 14 illegal apps were removed from the shelves.

At the same time, it strengthened the responsibility chain management, established application stores and third-party software development kits whose main responsibilities were not in place, and established a ranking notification mechanism, with the purpose of urging each application store to strengthen self-inspection.

After remediation, each application store took the initiative to clean up and remove more than 400,000 various types of illegal apps.

  The third is to increase technical testing.

An important means of governance now is technical means to organize the industry's superior forces, build and continue to optimize the national APP technology testing platform, and continuously improve the platform's automated testing capabilities, monitoring levels, and data analysis capabilities.

This year, 1.76 million APP technology tests have been completed, covering more than 60% of the total number of apps on shelves in the country.

  On the basis of existing work, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will carry out work in several aspects in the next step. Improving the system is fundamental, and at the same time strengthening supervision, and more importantly, paying attention to the perception of users. Therefore, we will improve the system, strengthen supervision, and optimize Start with perception and other aspects, carry out comprehensive management, and make a good combination of punches to create a safe and reliable information communication environment for users.

  One is to conscientiously implement the "Personal Information Protection Law", formulate supporting detailed regulations and standards, and accelerate the release and implementation of the "Mobile Internet Application Personal Information Protection Management Regulations" in conjunction with relevant departments to provide more solid policies and standards for APP governance Assure.

  The second is to make full use of legal, administrative, technical and other regulatory methods on the basis of preliminary work to further increase the intensity of rectification.

Enterprises that refuse to rectify and have recurring problems will be resolutely removed from the shelves, and administrative penalties will be imposed, and they will be included in credit management.

  The third is to launch a six-month special action to enhance user perception of information and communication services, and urge enterprises to establish a "dual list" system for personal information protection (list of collected personal information and list of personal information shared with third parties).

At the same time, the privacy policy and permission call prompts are optimized to fully protect users' right to know and choose, and further enhance users' sense of gain and security.

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