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China pushes Big Tech to share information


On 10 June, Beijing took a new action to control the ever-more-powerful technology sector.

China's technology companies are known for having vast collections of personal data. A new set of laws and regulations are now being introduced that make it harder for tech giants to reject a government request to share digital records. This development is a response to the enormous growth in data and the belief that the government should have access to it. According to a draft regulation from the Shenzhen's government last year: "Public data is a new type of state-owned asset, and its data rights belong to the state."

Read more on this development at the Wall Street Journal.

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