Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

China has a privacy problem. New data laws could help curb the worst abuses – but not all of them

  • From pinhole cameras in hotel rooms to undeclared facial recognition cameras in shops, there is a thriving industry in China that makes money from blatant invasions of privacy
  • A draft Personal Information Protection Law and other legislation should help combat the problem – but don’t expect it to trump national security or business interests