Beijing is slowly tightening its hold over Big Tech and imposing its authority over data produced in the country. Photo: AFP Beijing is slowly tightening its hold over Big Tech and imposing its authority over data produced in the country. Photo: AFP
Beijing is slowly tightening its hold over Big Tech and imposing its authority over data produced in the country. Photo: AFP
Zhou Xin
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Zhou Xin

China’s new data security laws show the days of ‘wild west’ information grabbing are over for Big Tech

  • Beijing is strengthening its ability to punish companies for misusing data and tech firms in China need to adjust
  • But authorities must be careful not to hurt one of the country’s most dynamic economic sectors in the process

Beijing is slowly tightening its hold over Big Tech and imposing its authority over data produced in the country. Photo: AFP Beijing is slowly tightening its hold over Big Tech and imposing its authority over data produced in the country. Photo: AFP
Beijing is slowly tightening its hold over Big Tech and imposing its authority over data produced in the country. Photo: AFP
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin now leads the technology news team at the Post following stints as Political Economy Editor and Deputy China Editor. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.