Your personal data - on show at an art exhibition

Chinese artist collects and displays 346,000 citizens' info to spark debate on data privacy

"Your personal data has been leaked and we have bought it. Your secret is now public. Come and see it for yourself!"

Thousands of Chinese residents in Wuhan, Hubei province, received a strange message on their mobile phones earlier this month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 15, 2018, with the headline 'Your personal data - on show at an art exhibition'. Print Edition | Subscribe