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AN, Xiaomi;  ZHANG, Bin; HUANG, Xiaoyu 


Dr. Xiaomi An, is a professor of records and knowledge management at School of Information Resources Management, Renmin University of China (RUC). She is leader of Knowledge Management Team at Key Laboratory of Data Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (DEKE), Ministry of Education (MOE) at RUC and leader of International Research Front of Electronic Records Management Team at Electronic Records Management Research Center, RUC. She obtained a PhD degree in 2001 from University of Liverpool, UK. She had been awarded Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, MOE in 2008. She was Fulbright Research Scholar of UCLA in the year 2012-2013. She is a committee member of ISO/TC46/SC11 from 2005 to present. Professor An has been chairs of over 30 research projects. She has published over 190 academic papers, authored 16 books, obtained 21 achievement awards. She had been invited to present 28 invited talks at international conferences.


Bin ZHANG is professor and dean of the School of Information Resource Management of Renmin University of ChinaRUC. He is a member of Archival Science Academic Committee of China, the deputy director of the basic theory of archive science committee Science of Archival Science Academic Committee of China, the vice president of Archival Academic Committee of Beijing. Professor Zhang was visiting scholar of UCLA, he had been awarded Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, MOE in 2009. He has been chairs or key members of over 10 research projects, including National Social Science Foundation project and National Natural Science Foundation project and others. He has obtained many achievement awards including First Prize of Excellent Research Products from the Archives Society of China, The Most Influential Knowledge Management Person of 2007. His main research interests includes enterprise-oriented records and archive management, knowledge management, information resource management and archival education, etc.


Xiaoyu Huang is associate professor at the School of Information Resource Management of Renmin University of China. She was visiting scholar of UBC in the year 2006-2007. She had been awarded Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, MOE in 2010. She has published 6 monographs, 7 teaching books, and more than 130 academic articles. She has been chairs of 4 projects and key members of 5 projects. She has obtained over 10 achievement awards including the University Excellent Doctoral Dissertation from the Ministry of Education in 2003. Her research interests include archival education, archival theory, archives management in foreign countries, social service in archival profession, personnel archives.


Toward developing a comprehensive regime for personal information protection in networked Chinese public sectors

Brief summary:

This study proposes a comprehensive regime for protecting personal information in networked Chinese public sectors.


The study aims to develop a risk-based evaluation and control approach for personal information protection and proposes a participatory governance model for the provision of access to personal information with respect to its protection of privacy. With the adoption of a multi-methods approach including literature review, document analysis and case study, this study investigates the perspectives, paradigms and fundamental principles for personal information protection in China. Such an investigation would lead to the identification of the legal requirements for personal information protection and access based on relevant laws, regulations and standards in China. As a result, an integrated framework for personal information protection can be developed for the public sector in China.


Scientific contribution:

The contribution of this study is on the development of a holistic strategy for the protection of personal information protection in the networked Chinese public sector. Such a strategy consists of three aspects including (a) an adequate classification of personal information for risk control with respect to protection of privacy, (b) an appropriate guideline for balance between protection and shared access along the entire life-cycle of personal information, and (c) a participatory personal information protection regime for the provision of adequate access to personal information within the context of rapid developments of information technology, digital life, green economy and social innovation in a networked world.


personal information protection, access to information, comprehensive regime, public sector, networked world