People planning to get married can check if their partner has a history of domestic violence on new Chinese database
The system allows people to retrieve information related to domestic violence and personal safety protection orders — akin to restraining orders — from their partner’s criminal records.
That lack of enforcement could lead to problems with the new database, as people with a history of violence may not have any mention of it on their criminal records.
There are also privacy concerns about the new database. In its statement, the ACWF said applicants would have to provide ID, proof of marriage and agree to confidentiality requirements, and it would be illegal to “copy or disseminate the information in the register.”