Chinese academic database fined for privacy violations

Chinese academic database fined for privacy violations

BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) —

The operators of China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), a leading online academic database, have been penalized for illegal handling of users’ personal information, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced Wednesday.

A fine of 50 million yuan (about 6.95 million U.S. dollars) has been imposed on three major operators of CNKI, the CAC said in a statement.

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