By Susan Ning, Yang Nan King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group.

“Invisible Waybills”: An Innovation to Better Protect Personal Information

A recent news article about the debut of “invisible waybills” by S.F. Express (a major delivery services company in China) [1] has attracted public attention.  S.F. Express has introduced an “end-to-end entire process information security solution” which protects its customers’ personal information.

First, the customer’s name, phone number, address and other personal information is encrypted and hidden or encoded on waybills.

Second, the customer’s personal information is not disclosed throughout the process so the firm’s departments and employees, such as couriers and customer service staff, will no longer access such information.
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By Jiang Junlu and Jin Shan King and Wood Mallesons’ Labor & Employment Group

We receive a bunch of unwanted text messages, email spam, commercial calls and mail solicitations every day. All of a sudden, our identities and personal contact information are exposed in public, used by some individuals and institutions for illegitimate purposes with our permissions. We are all the victims of their illegalities.

On December 28, 2012, the Decision regarding Strengthening the Protection of Internet Information (the “Decision”) was passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, which was implemented on the same date. The era of online information protection begins.
Continue Reading How to Protect Our Online Personal Information