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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2022, 4(7); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2022.040711.

The personal information protection law and the criminal protection of personal information


Jieying Wu

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Jieying Wu

Faculty of Law, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macao 999078, China


In the era of digital economy, the Personal Information Protection Law enforcement not only rigorously defines the semantics of personal information terms and contextual background, but also reasonably regulates and envisages the relevant ownership. It's embodying the Law’s protection of natural persons' trust in digital technology, and of achieving technological development and individual security. The personal information right has the dual attributes of personality and property rights, and personal information has multiple legal interests in its own right. When exercising its specific rights, it also involves the handling of multiple value balances. With regard to the protection of personal information and the comprehensive management of related crimes, the following aspects should be highlighted. Firstly, the relevant object criteria for legal protection should be clarified according to the scope of application of personal information laws in the Personal Information Protection Law. Secondly, the Personal Information Protection Law is implemented earnestly to legally guarantee the prerequisite law to be well connected. Thirdly, it is important to improve the standard for identifying personal information, distinguish fake or compound information and count the number of information objectively. Fourthly, the law-enforcing departments should strengthen the review of the reasonable scope of personal information collected by websites, improve the monitoring of websites that use personal information in violation of the law, as well as carry out reasonable supervision in the process of collecting and transmitting personal information. Finally, at the social responsibility level, the subjects associated with the use of personal information should understand and fulfill their legal obligations in the Personal Information Protection Law, promoting the integration of social prevention and control.


Cybercrime, the Personal Information Protection Law, Criminal law protection, China

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Jieying Wu. The personal information protection law and the criminal protection of personal information. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 7: 59-64. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2022.040711.


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