The national security review requirement reflects Beijing’s efforts to tighten cross-border data flows and safeguard what it considers as sensitive information. Illustration: Shutterstock
The national security review requirement reflects Beijing’s efforts to tighten cross-border data flows and safeguard what it considers as sensitive information. Illustration: Shutterstock

China imposes national security review on data, merger deals involving foreign capital as Beijing tightens cross-border information flow

  • The review requirement forms part of new policy guidelines released by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and the State Council
  • The guidelines reflect how Beijing has been ramping up its efforts to boost the country’s digital economy by applying commercial rules to data

The national security review requirement reflects Beijing’s efforts to tighten cross-border data flows and safeguard what it considers as sensitive information. Illustration: Shutterstock
The national security review requirement reflects Beijing’s efforts to tighten cross-border data flows and safeguard what it considers as sensitive information. Illustration: Shutterstock
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