(By You Yunting and Wang Ting) According to media reports , the office software WPS recently got involved in a privacy case where one of its users alleged that WPS blocked his local and cloud files without any reasons and caused him unable to use them with the system showing that “they may contain something prohibited and are no longer accessible”. WPS replied that actually, it is the shared link of certain online files that is suspected of violating rules and WPS correspondingly invalidated the access to such link pursuant to laws. However, WPS was still criticized for its scanning users’ data.
(By You Yunting)According to a media report, a woman recently claimed her rights at a car exhibition in Shanghai after Tesla disclosed part of driving data of her Tesla car, including time, VIN, speed, physical movement signal of the brake pedal and the pressure of master brake cylinder. The woman’s family claimed that Tesla infringed the car owner’s privacy and consumer rights and should cancel the data and apologize.
Let’s discuss whether it was illegal for Tesla to disclose the customer’s driving data to media. First, in my opinion, driving data are personal data of Tesla car drivers, so Tesla violated the Cyber Security Law when disclosing the driving data without the driver’s approval.
1. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Promulgates the Cyber Security Law of the People’s Republic of China
The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress promulgated the Cyber Security Law of the People’s Republic of China on 7th November 2016 to clarify duties and power of regulatory authorities about cyber security and legal responsibilities for personal information protection, strengthen individual’s control of private information and take tougher actions against infringement on personal information. [Full Text]