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Guangming Daily: China to Regulate Personal Information Collection and Safety Management

Guangming Daily carried an article that pointed out that the personal information safety violations of Chinese online users are very serious. The China National Information Technology Standardization Committee recently held a conference in which it disclosed that the committee plans to issue guidelines to standardize the personal information collection process. In particular, proper guidelines will be provided for businesses to collect customer information as well as for information management. According to a 2015 Investigation of Online Users Personal Information Safety Report, 63.4 percent of the telephone communication and online purchase information as well as 78.2 percent of the personal identification information including name, home address, personal ID number and employer information of the online users has previously been leaked.

Source: Guangming Daily, May 8, 2016