China’s new GDPR-style data protection law does almost nothing to curb the state's unfettered access to data stored within the country, but does sharply limit the ways in which tech firms can handle and share it.
Expansion of China's data protection regulations will impact the smart car market in the country. The CCP has clarified terms to require this of the digital keys to smart vehicles and the data they generate.
WeChat has suspended new user registrations until at least "early August" as it rolls out a security upgrade, assumed to be prompted by recent Chinese laws regarding the storage and transmission of the personal data of the country's citizens.
New vulnerability disclosure rules announced by the Chinese government have raised the prospect of "zero-day hoarding," as anything discovered in the country must now be reported to the CCP and to no one else (in most cases).
China's new data laws formalizes a legal architecture for Chinese government control over domestic data; a basis for the CCP to claim – and claim oversight over – information, including that of private companies.
Popular ride-sharing app Didi is the latest Big Tech target of the CCP, suspended from app stores for violating the country's data protection rules until it makes changes to its user data collection processes.
A series of moves by the Chinese government to assert dominance over the country's native tech giants has seemingly culminated with a new data security law that can put them out of business.
Faced with unrelenting policy, Apple has reportedly turned over servers containing iCloud data to the charge of the Chinese government.
More stringent data collection rules went into effect in China at the beginning of May. The government continued to show that it is serious about its regulatory stance by sweeping up 33 mobile apps.
China’s data protection rules are now being strengthened in a way that seems to be aimed specifically at limiting the power of tech giants.