China sets the rules for its new data economy

By Camille Boullenois

The Chinese government has long pursued a security-centered approach to data. Key regulations such as the Cybersecurity and Encryption Laws place national security at the core of its data legislation objectives. The main goals so far have been to preve…

INSIGHTS | Surveillance giants MIA in contact tracing

By Chris Udemans

China has spent much of this year trying using surveillance tools to figure out where people are. The outbreak of a major epidemic challenged the government to track people’s movements. Local governments need to know who’s arriving on trains from epide…

Beijing taps telecoms data in search of Covid-19

By Shaun Ee

Beijing district officials confirmed that they are using data from mobile phone carriers to track individual movement during the city’s renewed Covid-19 outbreak, according to Xinhua News (in Chinese). Daxing District authorities told the official news…