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Nov 22, 2022 09:07 PM
BUSINESS

In Depth: China’s Struggle for Data Security

To meet the ever-mounting threats posed by data hacks, cybersecurity has risen to the top of Beijing’s agenda.
To meet the ever-mounting threats posed by data hacks, cybersecurity has risen to the top of Beijing’s agenda.

In the age of digitalization, organizations as varied as hospitals, banks and police departments are accumulating vast amounts of data to find new ways of creating value from information. But these huge stores are often poorly guarded, making them honey pots for hackers.

To meet the ever-mounting threats posed by data hacks, cybersecurity has risen to the top of Beijing’s agenda, as seen in the government’s renewed focus (link in Chinese) on “key information infrastructure” in fields like finance, energy, communications, and transport. Industry experts said it is high time that China shored up its data security apparatus.

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