FinVolution Group (“FinVolution”, or the “Company”) (NYSE: FINV), a leading fintech platform in China, today announced that its fintech application, PPDAI App, has received both the APP Security Certification and the APP Information Security Certification with level 3 rating, the highest rating level in security evaluation standard, from China National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center (“CVERC”).
Safeguarding user information and protecting user privacy is paramount in FinVolution Group’s operation since its inception. The Company has established a comprehensive administrative mechanism and standardized employee training system for stringent information security management. FinVolution has also been deploying innovative technologies to promote user data protection. For example, the Company launched a Smart Finance Institute in 2018 for research and development in the field of artificial intelligence that can be applied in various aspects of financial services. In addition, FinVolution is also a member of the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee and Mobile Application (APP) Security Committee, maintaining up to date knowledge and compliant regarding the latest cyber-security regulatory requirements.
Mr. Feng Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of FinVolution Group, commented, “The receipt of the certifications from CVERC is a clear testament to our efforts and competency in safeguarding user information and protecting their privacy, and further solidify our competitive advantage in terms of regulatory compliance. We remain committed to the highest operational standard and continue to advance our technological capabilities in enhancing cyber security. Meanwhile, we will leverage our cooperation with institutional funding partners to provide secure and convenient services for our users.”
CVERC is the official agency for anti-virus internet security and the designated testing body for the “Special Crackdown on the Illegal Collection and Misuse of Personal Information by Apps” initiative by China’s Ministry of Public Security.
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