Correspondent, Hong Kong
Xu Yuan has an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong, and majored in English Literature and Linguistics at Peking University. She has worked in the Beijing bureau of NBC News, as well as at Asia Pacific Vision Limited and Fleishman Hillard International Communications.
Selected Insights by Xu
China's Internet platforms may face more lawsuits over data processing as court supports damage claimsRecent rulings against Chinese social media platforms TikTok and WeChat for their data-processing practices is sending an encouraging signal to users.
Global tech & social media companies are in for a bumpy ride after many of them suspended their cooperation with data requests from Hong Kong authorities.
Private lawsuits are likely to become more frequent as China enters a new era of civil law with an expanded definition of one’s rights to the protection of personal data.
Legislation on protection of privacy and personal data remains at the top of the agenda for members of a key Chinese policy advisory board.
Online platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Google’s YouTube are in the spotlight over their role as global vectors for misinformation related to the Covid-19 pandemic.