Surveillance cameras loom over a street in Akto, south of Kashgar, in the heavily policed western Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP

China wakes up to wide web of online data leaks and privacy concerns

  • Some 468 million pieces of personal information were mined from financial lending platform databases and sold to smaller lenders in latest breach
  • In country where apps and state surveillance are unavoidable, many worry about security, but some ‘just believe or assume that all hope is lost’
Topic |   China Society
Surveillance cameras loom over a street in Akto, south of Kashgar, in the heavily policed western Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP
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