China introduces its own ‘snooper’s charter’

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.

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December 29, 2015 at 10:43AM
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