It seems that people in China are more open to privacy issues. In most cases, they are ready to enjoy convenience and efficiency on the Internet at the price of privacy. They usually provide their personal data to various service providers.
Is it true?
They have no choice but to compromise
Can Chinese people say no?
No, they can not. Whether they like it or not, they can only use privacy to gain convenience.
Many Chinese are not sensitive enough to private information gathered by websites and apps
First, Chinese users often ignore the service of terms and privacy policies that appear during the installation of an app. Generally, the first time an app is opened, users are prompted to agree to the user agreements. The app may also request permission to access the user’s location, camera, etc. At the same time, the user is informed that the collected user data is only used to improve the service. It is true that most Chinese users confirm these conditions without reading them. They are just open the app and enjoy the service as soon as possible.
Second, Chinese users have no choice but to accept these terms in order to use the service. While they enjoy these services, their information is also stored, analyzed and shared with these service companies. Therefore, they are also reluctant to give up using these services or to sacrifice some private data for convenience and efficiency. Most of them choose the latter. Personal information includes basic personal information, shopping habits, bank details, driving records, etc. On the basis of the above data, even more information such as personal income, family members and personality can be analyzed. They are almost naked on the internet.
Over time, they get used to agreeing to these terms. They even enter their sensitive information to get services without hesitation. So they are no longer sensitive to this way of information gathering.
Google allows users to customize the privacy settings for their accounts
If you do not like the way your private information is collected, you can enable or disable it in privacy settings. Although you disable some of the features, you can still use various Google services. You can also delete information that should not be recorded. Although Google may want to show you ads, you can choose the ads you want to see and avoid those you do not want to see. There are many other settings that you can customize to your needs. Isn’t that convenient and useful?
In addition, virtual private work that is widely used to protect personal privacy and security online is banned in China.
Chinese users don’t care about their privacy? Of course not. They are only forced to accept information collection while using apps. If there is a choice, they also want to keep their privacy to themselves and enjoy better services on the Internet.