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Chinese men face prison, fines for stealing user data from Alibaba's Taobao

By Xu Yuan
  • 16 Jun 2021 03:52
  • 16 Jun 2021 03:52
Two Chinese men have received jail terms and fines for stealing data from Alibaba’s e-commerce platform Taobao, according to a judgment recently made public.

A local court in Henan Province sentenced one man whose surname is Lu to three years and three months in prison and the other whose surname is Li, to

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent


Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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