China recently issued a draft detailing Information Security Technology Guidelines for Personal Information Protection, the latest in a series of efforts to address rising data privacy concerns amongst locals and corporations in the country.
Sunnyvale, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/06/2011 -- A non-binding "Guiding Technical Document", the draft was issued by Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine ("AQSIQ") and the Standardization Administration of China ("SAC").
Defining what constitutes personal information. As per the draft, personal information includes information that can be collected and processed, relating to individuals; and can lead to the disclosure of the identity of the individual either by itself or in combination with other information;
Establishes an overarching principle that the holders of personal information keep such information confidential;
Includes specific requirements that express consent be obtained for third-party disclosures, usage, etc. of personal information;
Defines a set of specific principles to be observed during the collection, processing, use, transfer, and maintenance of personal information;
Application of such principles specifically to personal data on computer networks (as opposed to other data storage media in hard-copy form).
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