ON November 1, the “Personal Information Protection Law” was officially implemented, which is a special law to protect citizens’ personal information. The Protection Law and other laws are jointly woven into a “protection net” for consumers’ personal information. The China Consumers Association reminds consumers that in order to make the “Personal Information Protection Law” more effective, they must study the law seriously and take the initiative to use it.
The China Consumers Association reminds consumers to pay attention to the following five aspects:
Actively study legal provisions such as the Personal Information Protection Act. Through the study of personal information protection laws such as the “Personal Information Protection Law”, you can understand the processing rules of personal information and sensitive personal information, your own rights in personal information processing activities, the obligations that personal information processors should undertake, and personal information. Relief methods when information rights are violated, etc., further enhance the awareness and ability of personal information protection, and use legal weapons to guide consumption practices.
Get into the habit of “don’t provide unless necessary.” When consumers receive services, they should carefully read the privacy agreement and other terms involving personal information, clarify the method, scope, purpose and basis of the operator’s processing of personal information, and consider the adequacy of the operator’s reason for processing personal information and the personal information provided by consumers. The necessity of information, it is recommended to provide personal information or authorize operators only when it is really necessary.
Keep track of the personal information you authorize or provide. After consumers accept the terms of personal information or provide personal information to the operator, they should also pay attention to whether the operator’s personal information terms are modified, whether the operator has the ability to protect the security of personal information, and whether the operator has illegally processed personal information, etc. When consumers do not agree with operators to continue processing their personal information, they should actively exercise the right to “withdraw consent” and require operators to stop processing or delete their personal information in a timely manner.
Be careful to destroy documents and materials with personal information. Consumers should protect documents and materials with personal information to prevent personal information from being leaked due to random discarding or improper use. If you properly handle documents and materials with personal information such as non-desensitized express documents, they should be destroyed in time after use, or the key information should be smeared and then discarded; when providing copies of important documents such as ID cards to others, It is best to clearly identify the purpose of this copy; some Electronic data with sensitive personal information, such as ID photos, etc., are recommended to be deleted or stored in an encrypted way.
Take the initiative to take up legal weapons to safeguard legitimate rights and interests. Consumers should actively exercise the right to supervise operators’ personal information processing activities. When their own personal information rights and interests are infringed or they are found to have illegally handled consumers’ personal information, they should take the initiative to file complaints and reports with the personal information protection management department or consumer association, provide case clues and relevant evidence, and protect themselves and other consumers the legitimate rights and interests of the person.