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Chinese citizens might soon be better for their privacy than in the US...


Chinese citizens might soon be better for their privacy than in the US...



People often think of China as a place where protection of privacy is thin or nonexistent. However a new upcoming law could arm Chinese people with offensive and defensive tools that people in the US could only dream of.


In late April, China unveiled the second draft of the country's privacy law, 'the Personal Information Protection Law', for public comment. The law is expected to pass by the end of this year, and would shield Chinese people from excessive data collection and misuse of personal data by tech companies, and even, to some extent, by government authorities.




The new law, comparable to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on several points, will give individuals the power to know how their personal data is being used and to consent to it.


There are certainly growing expectations in China when it comes to privacy but do not make the mistake to expect a simple template of the Western privacy expectations. Privacy has different emotions and values in different cultures.


Sources, inspiration and English translation of the law draft:

https://www.protocol.com/amp/china-privacy-laws-surpass-usa-2652918708


https://www.protocol.com/newsletters/protocol-china/china-template-2652939993?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1


https://digichina.stanford.edu/news/translation-personal-information-protection-law-peoples-republic-china-draft-second-review


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