Held for selling information on students
Chen Huizhi reports:
A former marketing manager at the private educational service New Oriental has been arrested in connection with exchanging and trading tens of millions of items of personal contact information about students, Shanghai police said.
The suspect, a 34-year-old man surnamed Gu, was reported to have claimed making a profit of about 10,000 yuan (US$1,450) from selling the information, part of which was collected from the company’s promotional events at universities.
Police said yesterday he could be charged with “infringement of citizens’ personal information” and he faced up to seven years in prison.
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