Data violations lead to claims of routine spamming in China

Jeremy Phillips

China View reports that almost half of the 938 people polled in four major Chinese cities say they have fallen victim to personal data abuse. This figure was revealed by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), following an 11-month study.  Around 42.5% of the residents of Beijing, Chengdu, Qingdao and Xi’an claim to have experienced violations of their personal data, most frequently complaining that companies or salesmen use the phone numbers of individuals without their knowledge to text or call to sell products.  Some 70% say they’re received unwanted ads or spam on their private phones.

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