ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperOpinion / Opinion LineEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsContributorsCartoonsSpecialsFrom the PressForum TrendsTalk from streetDebateEditors Pick:Syrian refugeescyberspaceV-Day paradeshrimp scandalTPPSwindlers of people with HIV and those leaking their info must be punished(China Daily) Updated:2016-07-19 07:45Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallAn HIV positive patient, not pictured, receives a blood pressure test in Weishi county, Central Chinas Henan province in this Nov 30, 2015 file photo. [Photo/Xinhua]MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE in 26 provinces and autonomous regions infected with HIV have recently received calls from fraudsters asking them to pay a registration fee to “apply for a government subsidy”, according to statistics from White Birch, a Chinese non-governmental organization that helps those with HIV and AIDS. Protecting citizens personal information is a legal responsibility of the government, and increasingly a harsh test of its governance ability in the information era, said Beijing Times on Monday. Excerpts:
The government and society should provide more medical support and care for those with HIV and AIDS. And they have the same legal rights as anyone else, so the public security and judicial authorities must act quickly to track down the suspected swindlers preying on those with HIV.All those who received the phone calls have registered detailed personal information with local government departments, which then regularly report the information to higher public health authorities, according to Chinese law. It is highly possible that the information, which is intended for providing better care for people with HIV and AIDS, has been leaked and taken advantage of by fraudsters.
Since the government is the controller of the data, it should not be difficult to follow up the flow of information, and seize whoever is responsible for revealing the information. On the other hand, the government must take concrete actions to strengthen its mechanism to protect residents personal information. Compared with leaking or trading of personal information by companies, the public sectors leaking of personal information is potentially more harmful.0Related StoriesHIV/AIDS patients fall prey to identity-leak scamJoint WHO-UNAIDS Statement on HIV information leakPhone fraudster targeted HIV patients using leaked informationHIV/AIDS control in ChinaMost Viewed Todays Top NewsSteady growth in second quarter but challenges aheadSystemic approach can help reduce flood damageUpper house victory may embolden Abe to revise ConstitutionFace-to-face meeting can chart safer courseNo safe haven for fugitivesForum TrendsCan Shanghai method help British kids learn math?Is it necessary to raise the bar for foreign English teachers?Is it time for China to upgrade its drainage systems?Should first aid be taught in schools?Should campus loans be curbed?Tips for foreigners to get a job in ChinaWould you help adult children buy a home?ColumnistsPasta imperfect as noodle sales dropNations ill-advised to spend more to boost military powerFeatured ContributorsWhat is the Permanent Court of Arbitration?Arbitration panels ruling will backfireStar BloggersWhere we went and what we didNow that Ive gotten nearly all of the horror out of my system about Dallas and Nice, I shall resume my trip with Gary and Mask where I left off: the giant crater. It was the most exciting part of the trip. Well, as far as sights we saw go, anyway.Shanxi harmony taste By François de la ChevalerieFor many foreigners residing in China, a question arises constantly: what are the timeless sources of inspiration and guidance of China? Behind this question looms a second one, how this country works?Brexit: The failure of the European elite By ChevalerieFirst, I shall beware of giving a definitive comment on the British vote. The democratic system ensures that each one is able to participate to vote at its sole discretion. What had to happen finally happened, ineluctable destiny, thats all!SpecialSouth China Sea issueShanxi tripMy China Story Meetup…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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