The Ministry of Public Security issued the new guidelines on Wednesday. Photo: Alamy

Chinese police get more powers on collecting electronic data as evidence

  • From February 1, officers will be able to freeze personal cyber accounts for up to six months or longer
  • Guidelines also allow remote and online retrieval of electronic data
Topic |   Cybersecurity

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The Ministry of Public Security issued the new guidelines on Wednesday. Photo: Alamy
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Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.