What do Shenzhen’s Draft Public Security Video Regulations mean for Privacy Rights?

Song Changlin*


This paper focuses on the protection of privacy rights under the Public Security Video Information System (Video System) in Shenzhen. Here, Video System refers to the CCTV used for the purposes of public security. Shenzhen is one of the most important cities in China and it has done much work in the construction of this System. Shenzhen has recently drafted the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Public Security Video Information System Management Regulations (Regulations)[1]. I will discuss whether the Regulations violates people’s privacy rights in Shenzhen. The first part introduces the development of the Video System, the second part introduces the relevant privacy law in China and the third part Read the rest