Jail for employee who sold resumes

Ke Jiayun
Court says the 23-year-old illegally sold the personal details of more than 640,000 people, making almost US$3,000.
Ke Jiayun

A former employee of online recruitment companies has been jailed for four and a half years for selling personal information, Xuhui District People's Court said.

The 23-year-old man, surnamed Sun, made more than 20,000 yuan (US$2,978) from the sales, the court said. He was also fined 10,000 yuan.

The court said Sun had worked for websites providing recruitment services, including Ganji.com and 58.com, and had been responsible for resume sales since December 2014.

Taking advantage of his positions, Sun illegally gained more than 640,000 resumes and sold them to others, it said. He was caught by police in February last year.

The court said all the resumes contained names, phone numbers and other personal details. 

Under Chinese law, people who trade more than 5,000 pieces of private information or whose illicit money gained from private information sales reached over 5,000 yuan can be considered as having committed a serious crime. If the amount is 10 times or more of the figure, it is considered particularly serious and could merit a jail term of up to seven years.

Special Reports