CN: Info of 200,000 babies leaked, causes panic among parents

Li Ruohan reports:

Personal information of over 200,000 children in Jinan, East China’s Shandong Province, including the cellphone number and home address of their parents have been leaked, triggering widespread concerns on the possible consequences if criminals get hold of the data.

The data was offered for 32,000 yuan ($4,900) from hospitals where the children were vaccinated, Shandong-based Qilu Evening News reported Wednesday.


Though those who illegally sell personal information could face a maximum of seven years in prison based on Article 253 of China’s Criminal Law, sellers are willing to take the risk as the chances of getting caught are slim, said Zhu Wei, deputy director of the Communications Law Research Center at the China University of Political Science and Law.

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