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Privacy concerns in China’s smart city campaign: the deficit of China’s cybersecurity law

Yang, Fan and Xu, Jian 2018, Privacy concerns in China’s smart city campaign: the deficit of China’s cybersecurity law, Asia and the Pacific policy studies, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 533-543, doi: 10.1002/app5.246.

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Title Privacy concerns in China’s smart city campaign: the deficit of China’s cybersecurity law
Author(s) Yang, Fan
Xu, JianORCID iD for Xu, Jian orcid.org/0000-0003-2798-0996
Journal name Asia and the Pacific policy studies
Volume number 5
Issue number 3
Start page 533
End page 543
Total pages 11
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2018-09
ISSN 2050-2680
Keyword(s) big data
China
Cybersecurity Law
privacy
smart cities
Summary Many cities around the world are increasingly embedding technological infrastructure in urban spaces. These infrastructures aim to collect vast amounts of data from citizens with an apparent purpose of improving public services. This article discusses privacy concerns generated by China's nationwide smart city campaign and further investigates why China's latest Cybersecurity Law is not adequate to address the risks to citizens' privacy. We argue that there is no functional privacy law in China that would apply to most data collected by smart city infrastructure; nor is there any law that would protect any personal data collected under this framework. We therefore propose practical suggestions to better protect citizens' data in China's ongoing smart city campaign.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/app5.246
Field of Research 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2018, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30108498

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