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Social Credit Code Proposal Receives Mixed Reaction

PRIVACY LAW—CHINA

March 14, 2013

The South China Morning Post reports on the Chinese government’s proposal of a new “social credit code” using national ID card numbers to prevent against registering multiple ID numbers and real estate fraud. Some worry the information compiled on such a registry would allow the government to collect and monitor large amounts of personal data, while others emphasize the need to fight corruption and usher in new transparency in government.
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