Chinese lawmakers deliberate personality rights section in draft civil code

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BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese lawmakers on Sunday reviewed the draft section of personality rights of the civil code in panel discussions at the ongoing bimonthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.

They were in support of the draft, which is under its second reading, and noted the significance of this personality rights legislation.

Du Yubo, a lawmaker, said the new parts of the draft including strict regulation over clinical trials, human gene or embryo-related studies met the requirement for personality rights protection.

Lawmaker Guo Lei applauded the improvement of provisions on personal information protection and suggested expanding the scope of "personal space" to include virtual online space. Enditem

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