Boss Zhipin (BZ), a Chinese online recruitment platform, has halted its new user registration, as the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) initiated a round of cyberspace and data security checks.
Together with Zhipin, truck-hailing apps Huochebang and Yunmanman are also under the investigation of CAC, which aims to “prevent national data security risks and safeguard national security”.
CAC’s action, which was announced on 5 July, is an aftermath of its suspension of app downloads for Chinese ride-hailing platform, Didi Global Inc (DIDI), which went public on the New York Stock Exchange on 30 June. CAC alleges that DiDi App has severely violated the rules in terms of the collection and usage of individuals’ personal information.
Boss Zhipin, operating a unique business model by connecting job seekers and employers, discloses in its prospectus that it has monthly active users of 24.9 million in the first quarter of 2021. The company made its debut on Nasdaq on 11 June.
Zhipin has responded that it will cooperate with CAC with the cyberspace security review, prevent risk and safeguard data security.