Chinese authorities examine applications for security and compliance with socialist
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Chinese authorities examine applications for security and compliance with “socialist values”

The Cybersecurity Administration of China has published a draft rule to regulate mobile applications. It is then proposed to conduct a security review of applications that are likely to influence public opinion and “Participate in the mobilization of society”… It had previously become known that Chinese companies planning to move abroad will be subject to a special cybersecurity check from mid-February.

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Image source: TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay

According to the new requirements, the owners of applications and platforms must obey the Constitution and laws of the Heavenly Empire, “Stay on the right track”, and also “Promote basic socialist values”… The document advises that applications should not be used to “Creation of a threat to national security, violation of public order, legal rights or interests of others”… The Cybersecurity Administration of China is also testing mobile apps “Hidden data security risk”… If violations are found, the owners of the applications will be warned or the operation of the applications will be temporarily suspended.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Chinese companies planning to go public abroad will undergo cyber security audits from mid-February. This applies to companies and platforms that process the data of more than 1 million users. This step is due to national security concerns as user data arrays may be post-enumeration “Abused by other governments”

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