China proposes ‘Global Initiative on Data Security’ forbidding stuff it and Huawei are accused of doing already
September 8, 2020
State-sponsored infrastructure hacking, backdoors-by-fiat and even lock-in all out of bounds in draft code
China has proposed a “Global Initiative on Data Security” that it hopes the world will adopt to govern the collection and use of data by governments and the private sector alike.
The code was revealed today in a speech by state councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi at an event called the International Seminar on Global Digital Governance. China has only ten state councilors and the body is analogous to the Cabinet in a democracy, which we mention to indicate that Yi has gravitas and authority – China did not assign the enunciation of this idea to a lowly functionary.
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