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EXCLUSIVE-Didi in talks with Westone to hand over data control after IPO dustup

HONG KONG, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Global Inc is in talks with state-owned information security firm Westone to hand over its data management and monitoring activities, sources said, as part of its efforts to placate domestic regulators.

The largest Chinese ride-hailing group became the target of an investigation by regulators in the country just days after it raised $4.4 billion in an initial public offering in the United States.

The powerful Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) last month launched a data-related cybersecurity investigation into Didi, citing the need to protect national security and the public interest. (Reporting by Julie Zhu in Hong Kong Editing by Sumeet Chatterjee and David Holmes)

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