China cybersecurity authority fines Chinese academic database CNKI 50 mln yuan
The China Cyberspace Administration on Wednesday announced that the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) has been fined 50 million yuan ($6.84 million) for illegally collecting and processing personal information.
The announcement wrapped up a cybersecurity probe into the academic database since mid-2022. Shortly after the penalty was made public, CNKI said in a statement that it "earnestly accepts (the decision) and resolutely obeys it." ($1 = 7.3055 Chinese yuan renminbi)
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