Wow. He Dan reports:
Police across the country have arrested more than 1,700 people on suspicion of stealing or misusing personal information, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
Under the ministry’s deployment, police in 20 provincial-level regions, including Beijing and Shanxi, uncovered 38 operations where people’s personal details were being illegally traded, according to a statement posted on the ministry’s website on Tuesday night.
In the first-ever crackdown of its kind, 611 companies that illicitly conducted surveys were closed, and 161 unauthorized databases were destroyed.
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