Cyber Insecurity of Chinese Citizens

  • Greg AustinEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Cybersecurity book series (BRIEFSCYBER)


The chapter restates the well known fact that China’s government demands a near absolute right to monitor online activity of its citizens. It is introduced by results of a 2017 report on citizen security in cyberspace by major cities in China. It is then organized around four themes: defenses against cyber crime; the cybersecurity confidence of the citizens; protection of political privacy, including in connection with advanced artificial intelligence; and other personal privacy, especially in the light of the emerging social credit system.


Dictatorship Tibet Xinjiang Social credit system Privacy Ransomware Fraud Data leaks Cyber crime Artificial intelligence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Australian Centre for Cyber SecurityUniversity of New South WalesCanberraAustralia

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