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China prepares a controversial cyber law

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China prepares a controversial cyber law

The Chinese parliament held a second reading of the draft rules of the new law, which would require network operators to “comply with social morals” and “accept the supervision of the government and public”, according to official news agency Xinhua.

The draft also stipulated that Chinese citizens’ personal data and “important business data” must be stored within the country, and that companies wanting to transfer that information overseas would face a government security evaluation.

China has sought to codify in law “widespread controls over the internet”, Reuters said, although it’s not know yet when the new law might be passed.

According to the Hill, Chin claims that strong cybersecurity laws are needed to protect the country from cyberattacks, while foreign companies say that they represent protectionism that is designed to keep out foreign competition.

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Teemu Henriksson

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2016-06-28 11:59

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