Didi Gets Green Light To Relaunch After 18-Month Suspension in China

– Didi, a Chinese company offering multiple app-based services, was suspended for 18 months due to allegations of illegally collecting user data.
– Didi was approved to relaunch its app on Monday, 16th January 2023, after making corrections to address the national security concerns raised by regulators.
– Before the suspension, Didi served around 493 million annual active users and had 41 million daily transactions.

Didi, a Chinese company offering multiple app-based services such as food delivery, ride-hailing, and more, was finally given the green light to relaunch its app on Monday, 16th January 2023, after an 18-month suspension in the country. The company was ordered to delist from China’s App Stores in July 2021 due to allegations of illegally collecting user data.

In response to the “national security concerns” raised by the Chinese authorities, Didi said it has started making “corrections” to address the issue. The company was also involved in raising about $4 billion following its debut in one of the US’s largest initial public offerings (IPOs).

Before the suspension, Didi had around 493 million annual active users and was involved in about 41 million daily transactions. However, reports showed that Didi did not defend the safety of its cross-border data practices. As a result, the company faced a more than a year security suspension.

Existing users of the Didi app were able to use it as long as they had it on their phones. Upon the relaunch of the app, the Chinese authorities will continue to monitor the company to ensure that the corrections made meet their standards.

Didi is one of the largest ride-hailing companies in China and its relaunch will have a major impact on the country’s tech industry. The company’s services are widely used by the Chinese population and its return will be welcomed by many.