Due to a low so called individual “Trustworthiness Score” in 2018 (1st stage of implementation of the Social Credit Rating System)…..
17, 46 mio Chinese were banned from air travel
5,4 mio Chinese were banned from using highspeed trains
3,6 mio Chinese companies were banned from various corporates activities (e.g. bidding on projects land auctions etc.)
The accordant TRUSTWORTHINESS BLACKLIST 2018 was available online but just in Mandarin / Hanzi language.
The China Social Credit System in Brief
The Social Credit System is a national reputation system being developed by the Chinese government. By 2020, it is intended to standardise the assessment of citizens’ and businesses’ economic and social reputation and cit: trustworthiness resulting in assignments of individual ‘Social Credit’ Scores.
As of mid-2018, it is unclear whether there will be a single system-wide social credit score for each citizen and business. By 2018, some restrictions had been placed on citizens, which state-owned media described as the first step toward creating a national social credit system; in the EU and US.
The system is considered as a form of mass surveillance which uses big data analysis technology.
Some of the technology is provided by the Alibaba Group’s Ant Financial which operates the Sesame Credit loyalty program. Alibaba is China’s largest conglomerate of online services, including the largest online shopping and the leading payment provider that actually dominates the Chinese domestic market.
The Chinese government aims at assessing the trustworthiness and compliance of each person. Data stems both from peoples’ own accounts, as well as their network’s activities. Website operators can mine the traces of data that users exchange with websites and derive a full social profile, including location, friends, health records, insurance, private messages, financial position, gaming duration, smart home statistics, preferred newspapers, shopping history, amount of time spent online, visits of parents (often visits will be punished by decreasing your score) and even dating behaviour.
From the Chinese government’s Plan for Implementation, the SCS is due to be fully implemented by 2020.
Once implemented the system will manage the rewards, or punishments, of citizens on the basis of their economic and personal behavior.
Some types of punishments include: flight ban, exclusion from private schools, slow internet connection, exclusion from high prestige work, exclusion from hotels, and registration on a public blacklist.