China introduces its own ‘snooper’s charter’
By Alex Hern and agencies
Technology companies will be required to decrypt messages at the Chinese governments request, following the passage of a new law on Sunday
A new anti-terror law in China gives the government the explicit power to demand technology firms decrypt electronic messages stored on their servers, sparking concern – and confusion – from foreign companies.
The law as enacted, however, falls short of a draft bill which would have required computer companies to explicitly install “backdoors” on their devices, allowing the Chinese government privileged access to the users’ communications.
December 29, 2015 at 10:43AM
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