Mainland specifications for personal information protection, under the name of the "Guideline", mark the latest step by Beijing to address data privacy issues after a number of recent high-profile cases involving unauthorised use and disclosure of personal information.Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 3:46am
Mainland China is one of the few remaining major markets in Asia without a comprehensive law regulating the use and handling of personal information. Data privacy is governed by way of a regime consisting of the constitution, criminal law, civil law, tort law and some sector-specific regulations.17 Apr 2013 - 5:21am
Pro-democracy scholars have designed their own civic-education guidelines aimed at turning students into "critical patriots".
The "non-indoctrinating" guidelines have been unveiled two months after the government scrapped its own guidelines for the curriculum after widespread protests and accusations of brainwashing.13 Nov 2012 - 4:13am
Guidelines for the beauty industry to be drawn up by a government committee after four women fell dangerously ill following blood transfusions would have "certain functions in law enforcement" even though they were not legally binding, the health minister said yesterday.15 Oct 2012 - 5:05am
Beauty salons will draft guidelines to regain the trust of consumers after "high-risk" treatments that left one woman dead and three ill in hospital.13 Oct 2012 - 12:17pm