On May 21, the Cyberspace Administration of China issued a notice on 105 apps that illegally collect and use personal information on its official website. Many of the apps that people know and use in their daily lives are due to Illegal acquisition, excessive collection, excessive claims, etc. The reason for the infringement of personal information appears on this list.
Short video apps notified This is not the first time that the relevant national authorities have notified the app to collect and use personal information in violation of laws and regulations. On the 1st and 10th of this month, the State Cyberspace Administration of China reported 33 and 84 apps of different categories with the same problems. For a long time, the special management of the illegal collection and use of personal information by apps has been one of the focuses of the daily work of multiple departments. In the era of big data, personal information is the most important information asset. Any market entity that owns information assets, even if it does not use the data for software development and operation, can still profit from it only through authorized use or sale of the information. It can be said that in the information age, rich and specific information samples are precious capital and resources. The development of big data is the general trend of science and technology, and it is natural not to waste food due to choking, but the trouble that big data brings to people is just like a throat. Therefore, while enjoying the technological dividends brought by big data, people have never stopped the debate about “data for good” or “data for evil”. But in fact, there is no such thing as “good” or “evil” in the data itself. The “good” and “evil” of data technology products are purely the “productization” of the values and ethics of data product developers. To correct the “evil” orientation of products, it is necessary to restrict these products and trace back to the developer’s responsibility, so as to stop evil and promote good. The development of the digital economy is inseparable from the reasonable and legal use of personal information. “Data for good” is the result of the reasonable and legal use of personal information. Facts have proved that “data for good” will not be realized automatically. Any “good” development is the result of laws and regulations, and the result of effective supervision by regulatory agencies. The content of this official notification is only the issue of the illegal collection and use of personal information by the App. However, how to deal with the personal information collected through illegal methods does not appear in the official notification. The cross-border fraud calls that people generally receive, and the precise advertising pushes they receive from social tools, all use personal information that has been collected and stored in the database. Whether these massive amounts of data can be stored encrypted, never leaked, and strictly used, as stated by the market subject to which the App belongs, is usually impossible to verify. In this regard, in addition to Continue to strengthen market supervision of apps In addition to Strengthen coordination on laws and regulations , Systematize the “Civil Code” and other legal systems related to citizens’ personal information rights and interests, block the gaps between laws, and prevent “evil” apps from exploiting legal loopholes. In the era of big data, individual citizens have certain technical difficulties to protect personal information. This difficulty is reflected in the asymmetry between App users and App developers in terms of technology and other market resources. This also means that The most effective way to protect personal information is still the due diligence of the market supervision department, and the “Personal Information Protection Law” that is still under formulation also needs to be implemented as soon as possible. Hot video recommendation more content attention” Bright Times “ WeChat video account Source: Guangming Net Editor in charge: Wang Yuanfang Editor: Zhang Xueyu Wu Yaqi