China says new cybersurveillance proposal follows US security practices

On Wednesday, China’s parliamentary spokeswoman tried to play down the impact the proposed legislation might have on foreign tech businesses, in the face of U.S. fears it would require companies to hand over sensitive data to the country’s government.

The anti-terror law is still under review, but if passed, it would require tech companies to give encryption keys to the authorities, and create “back doors” into their systems for government surveillance access.


Country: Global

Domains: Privacy IG

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: fundamental rights, back doors, tech companies, anti-terrorism, privacy, cybersecurity, surveillance, encryption

Posted on Wednesday 4 March 2015

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