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    Interfax China: Internet users in Jiangsu face up to $731 fine for online privacy breach

    Interfax China reports on a new privacy regulation in China.

    Internet users in Jiangsu Province that reveal personal information of other individuals online will face fines of up to RMB 5,000 ($731) and a six-month block on their IP address, according to a provincial regulation released on Jan. 18.

    The newest online privacy regulation, released by the Jiangsu provincial government at the 11th People’s Congress of Xuzhou City, covers the release of sensitive information online such as addresses, occupations, salaries and women’s ages. […]

    China began to introduce regulations to protect personal information in 2008, when the Chinese government added an article to the country’s Criminal Law in August, prohibiting the distribution of personal information collected by companies or individuals of those working in the financial, telecommunication and health care industries.

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