Beijing citizens can learn others' personal household information

17:00, November 16, 2010      

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The Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau recently issued the "Service and Work Specifications on Household Information Inquiries (test edition)" which outlined all aspects of the work regarding inquiring about residents' personal household information. Of the specifications, the most attention was placed on the terms regarding citizens inquiring about others citizens' household information for personal reasons.

The specifications prescribed that the household management halls and household management stations under all county and district-level public security bureaus in Beijing will accept inquiries for personal household information. A citizen who wants to inquire about his relatives or friends' personal information, such as household address and temporary address, for personal reasons must first obtain permission of the person of inquiry.

The police express that the main reason for demanding permission of the person of inquiry is to protect citizens' personal privacy. When a citizen is inquiring about others' personal information, they must provide their genuine and valid personal ID and fill out an "Application Form for Inquiring Personal Household Information" in order to guarantee that they will not divulge the information to other people.

"These inquiries are all free of charge." Relevant officials said that for the inquiring service provided by Beijing's public security organizations, the person of inquiry must be citizens whose permanent or temporary residences were registered in Beijing. The police will provide the results of the inquiries orally or in paper document and will not provide any electronic documents.

By People's Daily Online


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