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China and CybersecurityEspionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain$
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Jon R. Lindsay, Tai Ming Cheung, and Derek S. Reveron

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190201265

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201265.001.0001

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Evolving Legal Frameworks for Protecting the Right to Internet Privacy in China

Evolving Legal Frameworks for Protecting the Right to Internet Privacy in China

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(p.242) Chapter 10 Evolving Legal Frameworks for Protecting the Right to Internet Privacy in China
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China and Cybersecurity
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Xu Jinghong

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201265.003.0010

When discussing the Internet in China, most Western audiences only hear about espionage or Internet control portrayed by their media. They do not understand China’s social and economic Internet challenges. Since the advent of the Internet, China has witnessed rapid development, and this has created many security and privacy problems for Chinese Internet users (netizens). To improve the security, reliability, and economic potential of its networks, China now also must improve Internet privacy. Generally speaking, Internet privacy is an important consideration in China’s national cybersecurity situation. The chapter traces the historical and cultural background of Internet privacy in China, the evolving legal frameworks for protecting the right to privacy and Internet privacy, and problems with the existing legal framework, and will offer suggestions for improvement.

Keywords:   privacy, China, information security, law, netizens

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