On 21 June 2022, China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) issued the “Notice on Strengthening Cooperation between Criminal Prosecution and Public Interest Litigation Prosecution to Crack Down on Telecommunications Crimes and Enhance Judicial Protection of Personal Information” (关于加强刑事检察与公益诉讼检察衔接协作严厉打击电信网络犯罪加强个人信息司法保护的通知, hereinafter referred to as the “Notice”), which aims to enhance the protection of personal information in the field of telecommunications.
According to the Notice, the Procuratorates will step up regulatory efforts on the following aspects:
- Key industries dealing with massive personal information (sensitive personal information in particular), which are prone to personal information leakage;
- Crucial sectors of the industries concerning finance, telecommunications, Internet, and employment that are prone to telecommunications frauds; and
- Vulnerable groups including the elderly, students, and minors that are prone to telecommunications fraud.
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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team