China is moving to address the issue of data privacy

China’s government plans to introduce new legislation to protect the personal data of the country’s Internet users. — AFP Relaxnews

On Monday of this week, draft rules on the protection of personal data were submitted to the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, China’s top legislature, for a second reading. The People’s Republic is preparing to reinforce regulation of today’s Internet giants, which are particularly hungry for large quantities of data. The initiative may also provide Beijing with an opportunity to tighten its grip on Internet-related industries.

Has the concern over data privacy prevalent elsewhere in the world finally arrived in China? According to the state press agency Xinhua, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress is currently deliberating on regulations to enhance the protection of data privacy.

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