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Tencent-Backed Internet Giant Probes Massive User-Data Leak

  • Meituan said it’s working with police to track source of leak
  • Meituan is said to be filing for IPO at $60 billion valuation
Meituan app.

Meituan app.

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Meituan Dianping, the internet giant backed by China’s most valuable tech corporation, has begun investigating reports of a data breach that exposed the private information of tens of thousands of users.

The food-delivery and e-commerce giant said it’s working with police to investigate an alleged leak that’s drawn fire from concerned consumers and again cast doubt on the ability of Chinese web firms to safeguard sensitive personal information. Local media reports highlighting the potential breach come as revelations about leaks at Facebook Inc. spur a regulatory and consumer backlash against internet companies around the globe.