The current wave of action against mobile apps stems from an early November promise from the CAC to "clean up" those that are committing privacy violations or facilitating criminal activity.
South Korea has fined Facebook $6.1 million for privacy violations. Facebook shared the personal information of 3.3 million residents without collecting proper user consent.
Children’s privacy violations is a problem that is common to big tech companies in targeted advertising: screening out minors who are entitled to enhanced data protection rights.
Google is potentially facing a $5 billion fine for privacy violations by collecting data without consent when users are in "private browsing" mode.