Cao Yin reports:
Experts are calling on legislators to draw up a personal information protection law as soon as possible to provide a safe online environment under a real-name system.
Under a proposed regulation published on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s website last week, people who apply for fixed-line phone service or buy wireless Internet cards would have to present their identity cards.
The move follows the adoption of a real-name registration system for cellphone users about three years ago.
The proposal, on which public opinion has been on since April 10 and will continue through May 15, aroused discussion among experts on how to protect privacy in an era of big data.
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