Web users in China City can no longer legally publish private information online.
Wired PR News.com – A new law has been approved for a city in China outlawing the posting of information pertaining to officials online. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the law is said to make publishing private information on the Internet illegal for those in the city of Xuzhou.
As noted by the AP, the approval of the law calls attention to the increase in the amount of attention now paid by authorities to blog sites and forums online. The law was created after web users exposed alleged corruption by an official who was dismissed after photos surfaced of him online illustrating his excessive spending habits.
Individuals in Xuzhou who do post what is categorized as private information may be fined as much as 5,000 yuan and possibly banned from Internet use for six months.