'Human flesh search’ in China: the double-edged sword

Bu, Qingxiu (2013) 'Human flesh search’ in China: the double-edged sword. International Data Privacy Law, 3 (3). pp. 181-196. ISSN 2044-3994

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Abstract

The Internet has become a driving force that is shaping Chinese society, and which causes conflicts between free speech and privacy. The pursuit of social monitoring and public shaming through Internet powered manhunts, which is known as human flesh search (HFS), appears increasingly rampant in China and is insufficiently regulated. HFS reflects the desire for justice on the part of netizens, and has the potential to open up access to government and promote transparency. However, there is a dark side to the phenomenon of HFS, since it inevitably raises longstanding concerns over the unreasonable intrusion on another critical value, that is, of personal privacy.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence > K0520 Comparative law. International uniform law > K0623 Civil law
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Depositing User: Qingxiu Bu
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 07:02
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 13:11
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/45353
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