International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Legal Framework of the People’s Republic of China on Privacy Protection -Present and Perspective
Yihan Dai

In this article, the focus of the discussion is on the PRC’s privacy protection legislation in recent years. The legal confirmation of the right to privacy has undergone a long process in the People’s Republic of China(PRC).Currently, the right to privacy in the PRC is directly and indirectly protected by constitutional law, both private and public law as well as procedural law. Although the Chinese people, as well as the Chinese government’s attitudes toward privacy, have shifted enormously in recent years, the right to privacy in the PRC is less respected in practice, as well as less protected in law compared to other countries, which apparently leaves more room for the development of new technologies which are nourished by data.

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