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

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posted on 01.09.2018, 00:00 authored by Fan YangFan Yang, Jian XuJian Xu
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.

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Journal

Asia and the Pacific policy studies

Volume

5

Issue

3

Pagination

533 - 543

Publisher

Wiley

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

2050-2680

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2018, The Authors