|The country has just adopted a new cybersecurity law, which is supposed to tackle threats like hacking and terrorism. However, the new law has also triggered concern from foreign business and rights groups. The legislation is set to come into effect in June 2017.
The critics argue that the new law threatens to shut out foreign tech firms. Besides, the law lists contentious requirements for security reviews and requires data to be stored on servers in China. The suggestions are that it will further tighten restrictions on China’s Internet, which is already subject to the most sophisticated online censorship mechanism dubbed the Great Firewall of China.
It is known that 40+ global business groups petitioned the Chinese authorities urging them to amend controversial sections of the law, while Chinese officials claimed it wouldn’t interfere with foreign business interests.
The demands to store personal and important business data in the country, provide support to security agencies and pass national security reviews all have raised concern within companies, which fear they would be required either to hand over intellectual property or build backdoors in their products to be allowed to operate in China’s market.
The American Chamber of Commerce in China called the provisions of the law “vague, ambiguous, and subject to broad interpretation”, while Human Rights Watch said its elements like criminalizing the use of the web to “damage national unity” can potentially restrict online freedom.
In the meantime, the Cyberspace Administration of China claimed that every article in the law was in accordance with the rules of international trade and that the country is not going to close its doors on foreign companies.
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
|Agree with you Selsley.|
|@Selsley,i'm 100% agree with you.|
|posted by (2016-11-11 09:24:46)|
|you guys are obviously not small business owners i see...|
|posted by (2016-11-12 07:22:38)|
|The real problem is there is no such thing as cyber security. Not without total tyranny! You'd be talking about a world government in order to enforce any kind of law over the internet. That's what makes the it so great!! It's open and free. Unless a country decides to just block everything coming in or out of that domain, it's just not gonna happen.|
|posted by (2016-11-12 07:32:58)|
|Tackle terrorism?? Terrorists would be idiots to use the internet. It's more used as an excuse for censorship and surveillance..|
|posted by (2016-11-12 07:52:15)|
|Here's a Snowden vid I haven't seen but recent...|
search youtube "DOCUMENTARY: Edward Snowden - Terminal F (2015)"
|@Selsey My Grandma picked cotton as a youth and she was white. There's no such thing as a job "Americans won't do". If the government jailed employers that constantly employ illegals as soon as some are deported(like Tyson does) then they'd be forced to pay a fair wage. Americans will do ANY job, if there is adequate compensation. Just look at the NSA and CIA. Half those guys are like Ed Snowden and know they're slime balls and hate it, but they'll still do it for the right amount of cash.|
|China don't care what the world think, she just do a little "Roaar" to show few teeth and the USA puddle goes to hide in the garden.|
In all case you cannot govern 1.3 billion people the same way than 350 million, and China has a LOT smaller territory ! which means a lot more density per square meter. Just look at the overpopulated suburb in USA it's a big mess where you are not sure to get out alive!
In China you feel safe EVERYWHERE !
|a must see series is abandoned. my eyes were opened as to what is wrong in america and i think trump could fix it ! but the democrats will do anything to keep the satus quo at the expense of it's citizens...as long as someone makes enough profit to bribe off others then it's fair game at the expense of the planet as well if need be.china has every right to make it's own laws......america already does that and forces it laws on others !!|
|posted by (2016-11-13 21:49:09)|
|Mmmmm i bet ReservoirDogs you believe Tiananmen Square incident never happened. According to all the Chinese History books it didn't. That seems to be the case in my daughters history books from school. Every year when i have a browse through them its seems that history is very flexible and changes slightly each year here in China. All governments only serve one thing, and thats there own self interest regardless of what its own population think. First and Last rule, its easier to ask for forgiveness or apologize after, than to ask permission before. All governments are guilty of that. Big business or small would be crazy to trust all their confidential Data to a communist govt, make that any govt.|
|posted by (2016-11-13 21:56:22)|
|lol, what? In China you feel safe everywhere? You shouldn't. In absolute terms, china has significantly more murders than the US, but of course they have way more people, so the actual murder rate is like a fourth of the US. It obviously depends on where you are, but if you feel safe everywhere in China, then you're probably not being too smart. I believe China also ties the US for number of state-directed executions. As far as Trump, I sure hope so. Clinton might be terrible, but even her lies didn't stack up to the mountain of BS that came out of that dude's mouth.||
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