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Residents Angry Over Published PI

PERSONAL PRIVACY—CHINA

March 21, 2013

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the fury expressed by villagers in southern China after learning their personal information--including contraception methods, ID numbers and home addresses--had been shared on a bulletin board. “The villagers' right to privacy was violated," said Peking University Law Prof. Zhan Zhongle, adding, "It was illegal for the local government to disclose the private information for the good of family planning work." A village official has said the list was published due to “incompetent computer technicians,” the report states.
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