The Chinese parliament has issued a draft cybersecurity law aimed at “safeguarding China’s sovereignty over cyberspace and national security and public interests.” The law outlines a plan for a multi-level system to prevent unauthorized network access, and calls for Internet-related industry associations, ISPs, and businesses to strengthen their cybersecurity standards. It also establishes specific security requirements for operators and suppliers of networks and critical information infrastructure, including a provision that requires ISPs to store on Chinese territory any data collected within China and to obtain government approval before storing data overseas for business purposes. If enacted, the draft law would allow the Chinese government to expand its online censorship practices and its control over Internet service providers and foreign firms operating in the country.
Sounds like certain movements in South Africa...worrying movements.
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