Police in southwest China led a nationwide investigation into personal data theft that ended with 32 people in prison. Photo: Reuters

Now it’s personal: 32 jailed in China for stealing 39 million pieces of private data

  • Criminal gang was started by an employee of a painting and decorating firm who abused his clients’ trust to steal and sell information about them
  • Nationwide operation hacked a housing records office in Shanghai and even traded information about mothers and their newborns
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Police in southwest China led a nationwide investigation into personal data theft that ended with 32 people in prison. Photo: Reuters
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