Scientific research has probably never played a more central, time-sensitive role in our society than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers are being pressed to produce results as quickly as possible. And processing health-related data is a key element of this research—which raises significant questions on how to reconcile privacy and public safety. News articles, LinkedIn

On 9 May 2017, the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of China issued rules that offer a clarification of the scope of criminal sanctions for breaches involving personal information in the form of Interpretations on Several Issues concerning the Application of Law in the Handling of Criminal Cases Involving Infringement of Citizens’