China Considering Personal Data Law

Posted on Jul 4 2012 - 8:38am by CONTRIBUTOR

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China Daily reports that China considering a plan to release the personal data law, and over on which a senior officer from the ministry of public security said that “We’re negotiating with the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the Supreme People’s Court to push forward the legislation to protect personal data,”

The China Daily interviewed Liao Jinrong, deputy director of the criminal investigation department under the Ministry of Public Security, said that the existing Criminal Law includes crimes of illegally obtaining, offering or selling personal data. China lacks a specific regulation with a clear definition of such crimes, making it difficult to obtain convictions.

He further added “Usually details primarily fall into two categories,” he said.”Commercial activity, including real estate and insurance or criminal activity, including telecom or Internet scams, extortion, blackmail and kidnapping”

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