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China: Controversial cybersecurity law passed, requires business to comply with further internet censorship rules

"China adopted a controversial cyber security law…set to take effect in June 2017…includes contentious requirements for security reviews and for data to be stored on servers in China…More than 40 global business groups petitioned Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in August, urging Beijing to amend what they said were controversial sections of the law…

Contentious provisions remained in the final draft issued by the parliament, including requirements for "critical information infrastructure operators" to store personal information and important business data in China, provide unspecified "technical support" to security agencies, and pass national security reviews…Human Rights Watch said elements of the law…would further restrict online freedom…"

"...Airbnb said it will provide some data on its users in China to local officials, following other high-tech names like Apple Inc. and LinkedIn that have surrendered individuals' personal information to satisfy Beijing's national security concerns..."

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