Meituan 'intensive' location tracking

Occurred: October 2021

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Chinese e-commerce company Meituan is under fire for 'intensive' location tracking of its users. 

A local gadget review blogger discovered that the app had been tracking his location even when he was not using it, and had taken to social media to complain. His post quickly went viral.

Meituan has also been dragged into the spotlight by Wang Sicong, online influencer and son of Dalian Wanda Group’s founder. Wang claims he was locked out of his account on Meituan's Dazhong Dianping restaurants and review service, when it was linked to another user’s mobile phone number.

Meituan was recently fined $534 million for antitrust violations in China.

Operator: Meituan Dazhong
Developer: Meituan Dazhong
Country: China
Sector: Technology
Purpose: Track user location
Technology: Location tracking
Issue: Privacy; Security  
Transparency: Governance; Privacy

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Type: Incident
Published: October 2021