On January 5, "China Consumer Daily" reporter learned from Consumer Protection Committee of Jiangsu Province that on December 11, 2017, the Consumer Protection Committee of Jiangsu Province, on the subject of Beijing Baidu Reuters Technology Co., Ltd. suspected of illegally obtaining consumer personal information and related issues filed consumer public interest litigation. January 2, 2018, Nanjing Intermediate People's Court has formally filed.
According to the news of Jiangsu Province Consumer Protection Committee, "mobile Baidu" "Baidu browser" two mobile App before the installation of consumers, did not inform them of the various permissions and purposes acquired, without obtaining the consent of the user Cases, such as "get on the phone, locate, read short MMS, read contacts, modify system settings" and other permissions. As a search and browser application, the above permissions are not necessary to provide normal services and are beyond the reasonable limits.
July 4, 2017, Jiangsu Provincial Consumer Protection Commission on the mobile app invasion of personal information security issues to Beijing Baidu Network Technology Co., Ltd. sent "on the phone application access issues investigation letter," asked its on its "mobile Baidu & rdquo; & ldquo; & ldquo; & ldquo; & ldquo; Baidu browser & rdquo; Two mobile phone App related problems send staff to accept the interview. However, the enterprise made a brief explanation of the problem only in written form, and shirked its obligation to notify and select such obligations to the operating system of the mobile phone and dealt with the investigation of the Provincial Consumer Protection Commission.
Consumer Protection Committee in Jiangsu Province repeatedly urged, under public supervision, Beijing Baidu Network Technology Co., Ltd. in November 2017 to accept the interview, but in the final rectification program submitted to the "mobile phone Baidu" Baidu browser & rdquo; monitoring phone & rdquo; read short MMS & rdquo; & ldquo; & ldquo; read the contact & The purpose, manner and scope of App's access to the application and for consumers to choose, can not effectively protect the consumer's right to know and the right to choose.
In order to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of consumers, Jiangsu Consumer Protection Commission under the "Consumer Protection Law," the thirty-sixth, the thirty-seventh paragraph seventh, "Jiangsu Provincial Consumer Protection Regulations," fifty-first Article 1 of the Supreme People's Court, and "Interpretation on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law by the Supreme People's Court in Charities and Cases concerning Consumer-Civil-Interest Litigation" and other relevant provisions, filed a lawsuit with Nanjing Intermediate People's Court and requested the court to adjudicate Beijing Baidu Reuters Technology Co., Ltd. Infringement. January 2, Nanjing Intermediate People's Court has formally filed.
Deputy Secretary-General of Jiangsu Provincial Consumer Protection Commission Habitat said in an interview with reporters that the mobile application violates personal information security and uses public interest litigation as a weapon to protect the legitimate rights and interests of many consumers, including but not limited to Jiangsu. The public interest litigation is not only to Beijing Baidu Network Technology Co., Ltd. to stop the related violations, but also to promote the entire mobile App industry attaches great importance to and consciously protect the consumer's information security.
Baidu responded "Invasion of the rights and interests of users being prosecuted": Inability to monitor users
This afternoon, Baidu company on the matter an exclusive response to the Beijing News reported that Baidu 's mobile application "is not capable, but also never" monitor users, will continue to communicate with the Consumer Protection Committee of Jiangsu Province.
Baidu said it had learned that Jiangsu Province Consumer Protection Commission filed a lawsuit. In the protection of personal information of citizens, Baidu and the Consumer Protection Committee "standpoint and the fundamental starting point is the same". In the past few months, Baidu and Jiangsu Provincial Consumer Protection Commission conducted a number of rounds of communication on the privacy protection and user rights management mechanism of mobile application products, clarifying and clarifying the questions of Jiangsu Consumer Protection Committee.
About accused of "monitoring phone" one thing, Baidu said that its mobile application "is not capable, but also never" apply for this authority. In the communication with Jiangsu Consumer Protection Committee, Baidu introduced the use of various permissions scenes, and stressed that Baidu related applications to get the location, SMS, address book and other authorized "are within the reasonable use of" and will play Window prompts the user whether to authorize the use of permission, "if the user does not authorize Baidu will not use the permission, and users are authorized to use at any time can choose to turn off the appropriate permissions".