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Daily Dashboard | Criminal gang operation selling user data foiled in China Related reading: Are all these GDPR-consent emails even necessary?


Chinese law enforcement has detained 22 individuals who were part of an underground criminal network selling user data in China, the Guardian reports. The group was employed by an Apple "domestic direct sales company and outsourcing company" and allegedly used internal systems to collect users' names, phone numbers, Apple IDs and other personal data. The compromised information was then sold for approximately 50 million yuan (7.4 million USD). In addition to arresting the suspects, law enforcement officials have confiscated the group's "criminal tools" and dismantled their online network, the report states. 
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  • comment MABEL PAOLA CUETO DE LA CRUZ • Jun 12, 2017
    Data, the new oil! Thanks for the article Samuel.