The WeChat privacy questions stem from numerous users posting logins from unknown devices to their accounts, sometimes at very late and odd hours. Users are speculating about Chinese law enforcement inspecting accounts using some sort of a backdoor.
The Chinese government claims that the NSA is conducting cyber espionage with repeated attacks on an aerospace and space research university funded by Beijing.
Reasonable anonymous transactions have been proposed for the digital yuan, which is currently in testing in multiple regions of the country. PBOC officials have also promised to deliver the best privacy protection, though questions remain.
Popular cloud-based word processor app WPS, one of the most widely used of its type in China, may be facilitating state censorship of user’s private documents. User complained million-word document was locked due to "sensitive content."
Ride hailing giant Didi's exile into the wilderness appears to be ending, and the Chinese government's harsh wave of regulatory crackdowns has taken sharper focus, as the investigation has concluded and a fine of $1.2 billion has been announced.
China's PIPL mirrors the GDPR in terms of many of its core requirements and penalties, but some requirements are nuanced and and may require a refresh review of the existing company policies and procedures, which may create additional operational burdens.
A leading lobbying group in the Asia Pacific region is raising a warning about China's new proposed cyber security rules for financial firms, sending a letter to the China Securities Regulatory Commission.
When athletes arrive at the 2022 Winter Olympics they will be required to download an app called MY2022. Meant for contact tracing purposes, it will be packed with some unexpected extras: security flaws and possible censorship features.
China has announced new requirements for companies that might pose a "national security" threat, chiefly those that have large stockpiles of personal data that might wind up being transferred overseas.