Massoud Hayoun reports:
US Internet privacy advocates have expressed concerns that China’s imminent new counterterrorism law will affect Web and tech users far beyond the borders of the People’s Republic.
But Chinese officials have said that their bid to clamp down on what they called terrorists’ use of of information technology has been inspired and informed by Washington.
The law has yet to be finalised, but Chinese state news reports and policy analysts have indicated that it may include provisions that would force Chinese tech companies to install backdoors in their software that would give Beijing access to personal data, require that those companies supply the government with encryption software and bar reporters from covering terrorism in a way that may inspire copycats.
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