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China Dispatches Officials to Inspect Didi’s Data Security

  • Regulators had announced a probe into Didi days after its IPO
  • The crackdown sparked renewed scrutiny into China tech giants
The Didi ride-hailing app on a smartphone in Beijing.

The Didi ride-hailing app on a smartphone in Beijing.

Photographer: Yan Cong/Bloomberg
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China has dispatched a team of officials to conduct on-site inspections at Didi Global Inc. as part of a probe into the ride-hailing giant.

Officials from the Cyberspace Administration of China, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of State Security, Ministry of Natural Resources, as well as the tax, transport and antitrust regulators are beginning an investigation into Didi’s data security, according to a statement released by the cyberspace watchdog Friday.