Members of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress: Avoiding Apps compulsory collection of personal information

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 Members of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress: Avoiding Apps compulsory collection of personal information


On August 23, the 12th Session of the 13th Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress deliberated on the draft personality rights of the Civil Code in a sub-group. PengMei News noted that several members made suggestions on the scope of personal information and the donation of remains.

In terms of personal information protection, several members appealed for further standardization of the collection of personal information, avoiding excessive claims and over-range collection, and suggested that the connotation and scope of personal privacy information which may affect personal and property security should be expanded appropriately.

Standardize Mobile App Mandatory Collection of Personal Information

The aforementioned draft stipulates the scope of personal information, including natural persons name, date of birth, identity card number, personal biometric information, address, telephone number, e-mail address, tracing information, etc.

Regarding the scope of personal information, Pang Lijuan believed that such personal information as personal photos, bank accounts, health status and so on also belonged to very important personal information. Considering the situation in which people were exposed in reality or were irrationally and maliciously used by others, which caused trouble, interference and even serious impact on people, it is suggested that research be done after consideration.

The scope of personal information protection is still missing, which is not completely consistent with the infringement of citizenspersonal information in practice. For example, Vice Chairman Cao Jianming can protect the account number and password of natural persons, medical history and health status, financial information, communication information and contact information, minor information and so on. It is suggested that the connotation and scope of personal privacy sensitive information which may affect personal and property security should be further studied and moderately expanded.

Yang Zhen also suggested that two important information should be included in the scope of protection: one is personal health information, the other is marriage and family information.

In terms of personal information collection and processing, several members believed that some mobile app applications had beyond the limits of authority and should regulate the mandatory collection of personal information.

With the popularity of smartphones, some mobile apps app authority has obviously crossed the border, arbitrary violations of user privacy and data and other issues occur frequently, has become a disaster area of personal information leakage, causing public concern about information security. Cao Jianming said that, especially when many App software collects personal information, it intentionally packages the modules of App beyond the scope of authority and normal authority, requiring users to agree that they have no choice, otherwise they will not be able to use the software.

Cao Jianming believes that the scope of personal information collected by these App software is too large and unnecessary, and does not match the functions and services provided by the software. This kind of excessive collection of personal information seems to conform to the law, but in fact seriously violates the wishes of users and is not conducive to the comprehensive protection of userspersonal information. Nursing.

He suggested that the provision be amended to read acts carried out within the consent of the natural person or his guardian, and in accordance with the functions of software or carrier for collecting and processing personal information, so as to achieve the purpose of service, so as to further resolutely curb the excessive claims for and handling personal information illegally from the source. Extraneous collection behavior.

Members of Ouyang Changqiong also hold similar views. In daily life, we will encounter this situation, for example, we open an online account, some information that is not related to your business, such as your whereabouts, location, similar information, operators require you to fill in, have to tick approval, the system has set up a program, you do not agree, business will not be done, some of the past. More and more unnecessary personal information will be forcibly collected, and in the form of consumerspersonalconsent. Ouyang Changqiong said.

Ouyang Changqiong suggested adding an additional condition to Article 814 of the draft, which should have certain legal restrictions on the units and individuals who collect and process information, and avoid the situation of excessive collection of personal information and consent of individuals.

Source of this article: Peng Mei News Responsible Editor: Xing Haibo_NBJS8850