Chinese Supreme Court's interpretation on the publication of personal information on the Internet

In October 2014, the People’s Republic of China Supreme People’s Court issued interpretations regarding the infringement of privacy and personal information on the Internet. China has not implemented a comprehensive data protection law. Rather, data protection and privacy are regulated through several sector-specific laws.

In general, the Provisions prohibit Internet users and Internet service providers from using the Internet (or other information networks) to disclose or publish personal information. The personal information protected by this prohibition includes, at a minimum, personal genetic information, medical records, health examination materials, criminal records, home addresses and information regarding private activities. Disclosure or publication on the Internet (or other information network) may be permissible under certain circumstances.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: Internet, personal information, data protection, court ruling, privacy

Posted on Wednesday 15 October 2014

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