The proposed ruling, which has been in the works for some years, would make it illegal for governments to force companies to reveal proprietary secrets such as source codes and algorithms, the Nikkei Asia Review reported. Photo: Reuters

China, US set to join groundbreaking talks at WTO aimed at limiting government snooping on private data

  • Experts are sceptical about how far China is willing to go with any proposal that would have it fall in line with global standards
  • Australia, Japan and Singapore expected to make proposal this month that is likely to be negotiated within a small group of World Trade Organisation members
Topic |   China economy

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The proposed ruling, which has been in the works for some years, would make it illegal for governments to force companies to reveal proprietary secrets such as source codes and algorithms, the Nikkei Asia Review reported. Photo: Reuters
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Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.