14 Apr Chinese Police Shut Down “Data Privacy” Art Exhibit
Chinese authorities recently shut down an art exhibition by an artist named Deng Yufeng in the city of Wuhan for buying the personal information of citizens.
In his exhibit called “346,000 Wuhan Citizens’ Secrets,” Deng printed the pieces of personal data on sheets of paper using a special liquid solution which viewers can only see under a special light source, with key identifying details redacted.
Deng could face a 7-year sentence under Chinese law. However, lawyer and data security expert Raymond Wang says that Deng is unlikely to be sentenced as his exhibition did not result to any damaging consequences.