The cybersecurity law introduced in 2017 provides only broad objectives for data security. Photo: Shutterstock
The cybersecurity law introduced in 2017 provides only broad objectives for data security. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s lawmakers review draft data security law as digital economy grows

  • Legal experts say it aims to protect individual privacy but also to promote the use of government data through ‘controllable open platform’
  • Beijing is pushing sectors like artificial intelligence and big data, but industry experts say regulation is lagging behind

The cybersecurity law introduced in 2017 provides only broad objectives for data security. Photo: Shutterstock
The cybersecurity law introduced in 2017 provides only broad objectives for data security. Photo: Shutterstock
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