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Chinese Banks May Stop Cooperation with Third-Party Data Provider Following Release of a New Privacy Regulation

According to reports, People’s Bank of China (PBC) has issued the “Personal Financial Information (Data) Protection Measures (Draft)” to some Chinese banks this week. It is believed that the collection of personal financial information may face more prohibitions following the release of the document. For example:

  1. Article 12: financial institutions should not collect personal financial information from third-parties which are not authorized to conduct personal data business;
  2. Article 18: financial institutions should not use “general authorization” to obtain the consent of information owners of collection, processing, utilization and external supply of their personal financial information.

The final version of the law has not been released, yet some Chinese banks have stopped cooperation with certain third-party data providers. (Source: Sina)

Alipay Bans All Cryptocurrency-related Transactions

On October 10th, Alipay made a public announcement about its attitude towards cryptocurrency on its security center’s Weibo account. According to Weibo, Alipay reiterated that it would immediately stop relevant payment services if any transactions are identified as being related to cryptocurrency transactions. (Source: Alipay)

The Ministry of Public Security Ses Up Fraud Alerting Platform

The emerging of digital finance makes great contribution to China’s financial inclusion, but also gives rise to more online and telecommunication frauds due to the lack of risk-control. In order to address this problem, on October 11th, China’s Ministry of Public Security jointly established an online fraud alerting platform with a few internet technology companies, banks and telecommunication operators. Alibaba, 360 Finance, JD.com, Xiaomi Finance, Duxiaoman Finance were among the first batch of technology companies to join the platform. (Source: 36Kr)


 

The above is a weekly synopsis of the biggest stories on Fintech in China provided by WeiyangX, part of Tsinghua University, in partnership with Crowdfund Insider.

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