Chinese internet users criticize Baidu CEO for saying people in China are willing to give up data privacy for convenience
Netizens call Robin Li’s comment “shameless”
The CEO of China’s biggest search engine sparked a furious reaction online after saying Chinese people are willing to give up data privacy for convenience.
“I think Chinese people are more open or less sensitive about the privacy issue,” said Li. “If they are able to trade privacy for convenience, for safety, for efficiency, in a lot of cases they’re willing to do that.”
Li also laid out Baidu’s principle on using personal data, saying “if we think using the data will benefit the user who owns the data, and the user agrees that the data can be used, we will use it.