New Chinese rules could open the door to hackers

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New Chinese rules could open the door to hackersA coalition of international businesses is lobbying the Chinese government to ask it to rethink its new cyber security legislation. The new laws were first mooted in 2015, essentially as a means to give the Chinese government more control over its IT infrastructure as a way of increasing censorship powers.

The business groups – which hail from the USA, UK, Mexico, Japan and Australia – argue that imposing limitations on information security could make it easier for hackers to steal data and access corporate networks, and may even violate World Trade Organisation rules. This is just the latest example of how cyber security can encompass political, economic and even cultural considerations – perhaps not an intractable but certainly complicated issue.

Read more at http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chinas-proposed-cybersecurity-laws-spark-concerns-among-businesses-1575691

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