162 million personal data items leaked over six years in Beijing

ECNS reports:

More than 162 million personal information items were leaked in the past six years, with courier companies, educational institutes and online stores the major sources, reported Beijing Youth Daily.

From 2013 to 2016, courts in Beijing handled 67 cases involving illegal sale or supply of personal information. Those cases that happened from 2010 to 2016 were found to involve the sale of a single piece of information at prices of up to 6 yuan (90 cents).

In one case, more then 130 million items of personal information were found stored on a hard drive.

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