The People’s Republic of China ("PRC" or "China"), like many other jurisdictions, has been grappling with the issue of how to protect personal information at a time when information tools are becoming increasingly pervasive and sophisticated. PRC law has not traditionally included robust rights of privacy that can be built upon to take account of modern information technology, although certain notions of an individual right to privacy can be derived from the PRC Constitution1 and other legislation.
Growing Interest in Information Privacy in China
Seventh Amendment to the Criminal Law2
Tort Liability Law3
Regulations on the Administration of Credit Reporting
Efforts to Implement Omnibus Data Privacy Standards
Protections for Personal Information on the Internet
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