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
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.
Data referred to as "important" under China's data-protection regime, which is subject to scrutiny before being exported, is evaluated against its importance to the country, not its importance to businesses or individuals, a Chinese cybersecurity official said.
Global online media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter should be required to reveal information on users that engage in “doxxing” if provided with evidence of their behavior by authorities, Hong Kong’s data protection authority has suggested as it seeks to revamp local laws.
From entertainment to payment services, facial recognition technology is gaining popularity in China and has been adopted by both state law-enforcement agencies and commercial practices. Yet regulation of the technology’s serious security implications has been slow to catch up.