China has launched a new global data security initiative that will help address the concerns regarding personal information and espionage. The move is a significant one as the U.S. continues to put pressure on China’s tech companies.
“Some individual countries are aggressively pursuing unilateralism, throwing dirty water on other countries under the pretext of ‘cleanliness’, and conducting global hunts on leading companies of other countries under the pretext of security. This is naked bullying and should be opposed and rejected,” said Wang Yi, China’s Foreign Minister.
The Asian giant says that it wants to promote “multilateralism” in times when individual countries are bullying others and targeting companies. He described the initiative as a “Global data security rules that reflect the wishes of all countries and respect the interests of all parties should be reached on the basis of universal participation by all parties.”
The Global Data Security Initiative lists out eight important points that include not leveraging technology to affect another country’s infrastructure or steal data. It also lists out that no backdoors must be installed in the products. The initiative is looking to end the activities like usage of technology for mass surveillance and infringement on personal information.
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