China’s Controversial Anti-Terror Laws
The recent counter-terrorism laws passed by China raise concerns in many minds. This law requires technology firms to help decrypt information, but not install security backdoors.
There are some positive aspects to it like the removal of the initial plan of requiring companies to keep servers and user data within China and the statute requiring the submission of encryption codes and server/data localisation from the final language.
Yet, there are some serious concerns over issues like market access, intellectual property rights, and the obligation to monitor, report and censor terrorist content.
Chicna’s president says that there is no need for concern, but US President Barrack Obama said that he has raised concerns about the law directly with Chinese President, Xi Jinping.