China pushes new global data security initiative, decrying US ‘politicizing’ the issue

September 8, 2020
A 5G-supported intelligent robot works at the administration service centre on August 14, 2020 in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province of China. China announced a new global data security program, which seemed at least in part to be in response to restrictions or outright banning by Western allies of the use of Chinese telecommunication equipment manufacturer Huawei's wares in local 5G infrastructure. (Photo by Chen Yongjian/VCG via Getty Images)
  • Maintain "open, secure, and stable global supply chains"
  • oppose cyber attacks that "damage other countries' critical infrastructure or steal important data"
  • Oppose the use of information technology to mass surveil or illegally collect personal data of citizens on foreign countries
  • Require companies to respect data localization laws and not transfer data abroad
  • Respect the sovereignty data management rights of other countries and not directly access data located abroad from companies or individuals
  • Create legal means for law enforcement for cross-border data retrieval by law enforcement
  • Ban companies from using backdoors in their products to illegally obtain user data
  • Oppose the barring of technology companies that leverage users’ dependence on their products to seek illegitimate gains