¥ 700

HOW MUCH IT COSTS TO BUY A DE­TAILED DOSSIER ON AL­MOST ANY­ONE IN CHINA.

TechLife Australia - - HOTSPOT -

If you live in China, your data is more than likely up for sale, thanks in part to ‘China’s Great Fire­wall — a term used to de­scribe gov­ern­ment leg­is­la­tion that reg­u­lates China’s in­ter­net, of­ten to the detri­ment of ba­sic lib­er­ties. A num­ber of pri­vate and state-owned en­ter­prises use this as an av­enue for sur­veil­lance, then of­fer up the col­lected data for sale. Canada’s CBCNews found they could pur­chase data (with doc­u­mented proof) on their col­leagues’ bank records, flights, ho­tel records and more, for only 700 Yuan or around $130.

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