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China steps up data collection campaign to combat Covid-19

But additional steps are fuelling debate over privacy and extent and uses of data repository being built on citizens

In Kunming, Yunnan province, people wearing masks scan a QR code to submit their personal information while volunteers check their temperatures at a grocery market on Monday.


CHINA'S local governments are ramping up surveillance efforts with new data collection campaigns to better trace residents' moves in public areas, seeking to curb the coronavirus outbreak but heightening privacy concerns.

At least 15 provinces and cities with a combined...

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