New regulations by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will require automakers to account for the data collected by connected vehicles, reported by business portal Caixin. The upcoming tightening of regulations is seen as part of the large-scale reorganization of China’s tech industries towards more conformity. A key issue here is the location of storage. Companies must submit an application, including legitimate reasons if customer data is to leave the country. Permission is also required for any software update that is applied wirelessly. Additionally, instead of the American positioning system GPS, cars are to navigate with the Chinese counterpart Beidou. fin
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