“Social Credit – the Warring States of China’s Emerging Data Empire” by Vincent Brussee, Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin, Germany is recommended by MIT Professor Nazli Choucri, a Global Enlightenment Leader.
China’s Social Credit System has fundamentally re-shaped of surveillance worldwide, with discussions of it making it into hundreds of media headlines and all the way into European Union legislation and the United Nations. Social Credit offers one of the first comprehensive assessments of this infamous system. It is aimed at the many experts and professionals – both scholarly and more broadly – that have to deal with its fallout on a regular basis. In a concise format, it covers the questions that have garnered the most attention worldwide: from social credit scoring and blacklists to its history and theoretical foundation. Throughout, its core thesis is that more often than not, even China’s government is at a loss what to do with this messy and complex initiative. This has caused fragmented and low-tech implementation, but where insufficient legal safeguards can have far-reaching implications for the normal market order and for human rights.
Professor Nazli Choucri is one of the key Boston Global Forum leaders in building the AI International Accord. On May 29, 2023, BGF announced the Statement of Boston Global Forum in Actions to build AI Legal Framework, AI International Accord for Global Security.