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China's Evolving Data Governance Regime   [open pdf - 269KB]

From the Document: "With China's ambitions to become a leader in the digital economy by 2025 and a 'cyber superpower,' data governance has been a top priority for Chinese policymakers. Beijing sees that sustaining economic growth and leading in global innovation requires expanding and protecting China's digital capabilities, both for digitally-enabled trade in goods and provision of digital services, which account for an increasing proportion of overall economic activity. In addition to the economic benefits of a secure digital economy, maintaining 'cybersovereignty' is important for Chinese policymakers in carving out new legal and regulatory systems. Contrary to the U.S. vision of a free and open internet, upholding cybersovereignty means that cyberspace, data, and networks are regarded as sovereign territory subject to local laws of individual countries. This concept is critical to the Chinese Communist Party's(CCP) strategy to maintain information control, political stability, and limitations on expression of popular dissent."

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2022-07-26
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