back to article China emerges as digital rights champion with new info privacy law

China plans to impose the world's strictest digital privacy rights rules against large corporations like Facebook and Google by requiring them to obtain users' permission before sending any data on them outside the country. The draft rules were put out for public comment on Tuesday and would oblige any company that transfers …

  1. Jeroen Braamhaar
    Big Brother

    tl;dr

    "Nobody other than us gets to spy on our citizens!"

    1. Captain DaFt

      Re: tl;dr

      "Nobody other than us gets to spy on our citizens!"

      As opposed to the US stance:

      "Come'n'get it! World's biggest data buffet! The more ya pay, the higher we'll pile your plate! All major corporations welcome!"

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's big business in little China!

    Just ask Microsoft. They made 64 kajillion-bajillion-crajillion dollars selling service to China for the 12 copies of Windows 10.cn that they special built for their government's best wishes for lucky users and citizens of the People's Republic! Also, they want to check out the source code, for, you know, um, security and generally not saying "how did they do that" while copying the method into a "brand new product that we invented here in China; Windoors 10 Creatives Edition." Excelsior!

  3. DougS Silver badge
    Stop

    This isn't a privacy law, it is a "build infrastructure in China" law

    Facebook et al will need to store data on Chinese users in China, and then they'll be free to collect as much stuff as they like without any permission!

  4. Your alien overlord - fear me
    Facepalm

    I thought it was another of your hilarious April Fool's Day postings with that title. Then I realised you weren't joking !!!

  5. Denarius Silver badge

    wow

    a government telling multinationals what they can do ! who'd a thunk that was possible.

  6. retired_in_london

    Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.

    The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a crowdfunding campaign.

    But one week after his product hit Kickstarter in December 2015, Sherman was shocked to see it for sale on AliExpress—Alibaba’s English-language wholesale site. Vendors across China were selling identical smartphone case selfie-sticks, using the same design Sherman came up with himself.

    Sherman had become a victim of China’s lightning-fast copycats. Before he had even found a factory to make his new product, manufacturers in China had spied his idea online, and beaten him to the punch.

    https://qz.com/771727/chinas-factories-in-shenzhen-can-copy-products-at-breakneck-speed-and-its-time-for-the-rest-of-the-world-to-get-over-it/

  7. nijam

    > requiring them to obtain users' permission before sending any data on them outside the country.

    I believe you meant "requiring them to obtain government permission before sending any data on them outside the government"

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