China’s social media app WeChat has temporarily suspended registration of new users in mainland China while it updates security technology so it can “align with relevant laws and regulations,” the company said.

“Registration services will be restored after the upgrade is complete, which is expected in early August,” Reuters news agency quoted WeChat as saying.

The Beijing government is tightening policies on privacy and data security. Actions include drafting a Personal Information Protection Law, which calls for technology platforms to impose stricter measures to ensure secure storage of user data.


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