DiDi announces the withdrawal of an app in China


BEIJING – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – DiDi Global Inc. (“DiDi” or the “Company”) (NYSE: DIDI), the world’s leading mobility technology platform, today announced that, in accordance with the announcement issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China (the “CAC”) on July 4, 2021, the CAC stated that it had been reported and confirmed that the “DiDi Chuxing” application had the problem of collecting personal information in violation of the relevant laws and regulations of the RPC. In accordance with the PRC cybersecurity law, the CAC notified app stores to withdraw the “DiDi Chuxing” app in China, and asked the company to strictly adhere to applicable laws and regulations, to follow the relevant standards set by the PRC government authorities and rectify the problem to ensure the security of users’ personal information.

Once the “DiDi Chuxing” app is removed from the app stores in China, the app cannot be downloaded in China anymore, although existing users who had already downloaded and installed the app on their phone prior to the withdrawal can continue to use it. The Company will strive to rectify any issues, improve its risk prevention awareness and technological capabilities, protect the privacy and security of user data, and continue to provide secure and convenient services to its users. The Company expects the removal of the app to negatively impact its revenue in China.

Aside from the suspension of registration of new users in China which was announced on July 2, 2021 and the withdrawal of the application in China as announced in this release, DiDi maintains normal operations around the world.

About DiDi Global Inc.

DiDi Global Inc. (NYSE: DIDI) is the world’s leading mobility technology platform. It offers a wide range of application-based services in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa, as well as Central Asia and Russia, including ridesharing, taxi, driver, towing and driving services. ‘other forms of shared mobility as well as automotive solutions, food delivery, intra-city freight and financial services.

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