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China To Implement Cyber Security Law From Thursday (reuters.com) 59

China, battling increased threats from cyber-terrorism and hacking, will adopt from Thursday a controversial law that mandates strict data surveillance and storage for firms working in the country, the official Xinhua news agency said. From a report: The law, passed in November by the country's largely rubber-stamp parliament, bans online service providers from collecting and selling users' personal information, and gives users the right to have their information deleted, in cases of abuse. "Those who violate the provisions and infringe on personal information will face hefty fines," the news agency said on Monday, without elaborating.
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China To Implement Cyber Security Law From Thursday

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  • by jader3rd ( 2222716 ) on Tuesday May 30, 2017 @12:57AM (#54508815)
    I wonder how they're going to enforce that.
    • Re: Enforcement (Score:5, Insightful)

      by guruevi ( 827432 ) <evi&evcircuits,com> on Tuesday May 30, 2017 @07:50AM (#54509649) Homepage

      China has a very easy way: play ball or don't do business here. They understand that whatever you're offering, someone else is more than willing to fill the gap, there is no such thing as a company they can't survive without.

      • China has a very easy way: play ball or don't do business here.

        Obviously. I was wondering how China would gather evidence about companies complying. Will the government enforce daily scans of every companies entire data store?

        • by guruevi ( 827432 )

          No need, the Chinese governments has enough informants. They gave up to $70k cash to citizens that inform the government about US spying within their country and in a few years they got 20 CIA operatives killed.

          It's also clearly evident when someone is spying on you and selling data online, this sort of thing would effectively remove any targeted advertising in China, and without targeted advertising, the data is worthless.

  • Sounds like a law the West could use.
  • Not only is China repressive freedom hating country that tramples on basic human rights, but they have stolen our government's ideas too!
  • whaaaa (Score:5, Insightful)

    by XSportSeeker ( 4641865 ) on Tuesday May 30, 2017 @01:53AM (#54508923)

    China treating privacy with more respect than most western countries... what a time to be alive

    • Re:whaaaa (Score:4, Informative)

      by bursch-X ( 458146 ) on Tuesday May 30, 2017 @03:21AM (#54509067)
      You've got it wrong. China demands others to treat users with more respect, while at the same time the government is taking a shit on your hard drive. And has basically access to everything anyone does on the net in China. They just don't want to share with others.
  • Only China wants the right to keep, search and filter your data. It's their preciousss.
  • So China implemented the law that Trump so recently repealed? Sounds like China is the place to be for next 4 years.

    Now where did I put my smokediver suit...

  • TFA is very vague, This might be better [kpmg.com] for anyone who is interested. The law applies mainly apply to ISPs and online service providers like the summary says. It doesn't sound much different to me than what Europe has, please correct me if I am wrong on that.
  • (see subject of this post)
    The harder they try, the harder they'll fail. History repeats itself and will continue to do so ad infinitum.

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