As many as 11,000 held in China for misuse of citizens’ personal information
The report was based on investigations between August and October to assess the Cybersecurity Law that took effect on June 1.
By: PTI | Beijing | Published: December 24, 2017 3:51 pm
Over the past five years, telecommunications operators have suspended services to more than 10 million users who refused to register their real names.
Chinese police have detained more than 11,000 suspects during the past two years for alleged misuse of citizens’ personal information.
Wang Shengjun, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), called the task of protecting Internet users’ personal information “grim.”
“Illegal industrial chains have taken shape in some places, which involve illegal collection, theft, sale and use of Internet users’ personal information,” state-run Xinhua news agency quoted him as saying today.
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