Beijing Court Upholds Landmark Privacy Ruling in Weibo Corp. Case
(Beijing) — An intellectual property court has upheld a ruling against a professional networking site that improperly gathered user information from the Twitter-like Weibo Corp.
The landmark decision against Maimai comes as China tries to better protect privacy for the nation’s hundreds of millions of internet users.
China’s lack of established personal data protection policies has resulted in a landscape in which both online and offline companies frequently sell personal information they possess without the consent or knowledge of those people. Third-party buyers then use the information to make unwanted sales calls and to promote fraudulent schemes to cheat unsuspecting people out of their money, among other things.
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