According to the Jiangsu Provincial Consumer Protection Commission's news, "mobile phone Baidu," "Baidu browser" two mobile APP before the installation of consumers, did not inform them access to the various permissions and purposes, without the consent of the user to obtain Such as "monitor the phone, locate, read MMS, read contacts, modify system settings" and other permissions.
In response, Baidu officials responded:
"We have learned from media reports about the suit filed by Jiangsu Consumer Protection Committee (hereinafter referred to as" Jiangsu Consumer Protection Committee "). Baidu has always attached great importance to the protection of personal information of consumers. In protecting personal information of citizens, we and In fact, in the past few months, at the request of the Consumer Protection Committee of Jiangsu Province, both parties conducted multiple rounds of discussions on the privacy protection and user rights management mechanism of mobile application products , Explained and clarified the questions of Jiangsu Consumer Protection Committee and took this opportunity to clarify with the media and the public at large.
Mentioned in the media reports, "monitoring phone", Baidu's mobile phone application is not capable, and never apply for this authority. In the communication with Jiangsu Consumer Protection Committee, we introduced in detail the use of each jurisdiction. Such as Baidu related applications to obtain geographic location, access to text messages, address book and other authorizations are within the reasonable use of the range, and are all users in obtaining weather information, login authentication, social scenes, the first pop-up window prompts the user authorized to use The permission to obtain the appropriate service, 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.
We will continue to actively communicate with the Consumer Protection Committee of Jiangsu Province and, together with the Consumer Protection Committee, will give more prominence to personal information security and get more adequate protection in the Internet and other industries. "