China has long been considered as a place where online privacy is nearly nonexistent but various signs show that Chinese netizens’ awareness of privacy-related issues is increasing. Most talks on user privacy so far look at the concept broadly, however, with delving into specifics on how Chinese people approach the problem in practice and attitude.

Tencent’s research arm Penguin Intelligence released a report (in Chinese) to shed light on this complicated issue. Here is how Chinese netizens responded to the issue of data leaks:

Data leaks by various sites and platforms proved to be the top source of users’ concerns, followed by malpractice of employees and hacker attacks.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.