China recognizes the anti-terrorism law forcing companies to abandon their encryption keys

Dec

28

2015

The Chinese parliament yesterday the approval of the anti-terrorism controversial new law unanimously, and after months of deliberations and objections by local and international major technology companies and the US in particular.

The new Chinese anti-terrorism law that the Internet companies operating in China to provide encryption keys and passwords to the Chinese government upon request, and the new law constitutes a flagrant violation of users’ privacy legally.

The new law is similar in many respects the bills are discussed in Britain and the United States belong dominated governments on the Internet, monitor and tighten the security grip in the field of Internet surveillance and invasion of privacy.

The Chinese government and the claim that this control is necessary to defend against terrorism, and constitute the access Chianah government for these things in an open and unrestricted legally great concern to many in the West.

The main reason for concern in the West is the record of the Chinese state censorship hand, in addition to its involvement in many of the allegations and charges brought in respect of espionage against US companies and government agencies.

President Barack Obama has expressed its concern over what formerly was a bill not yet approved, during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this year.

Obama pointed out that these regulations and legislation pose a threat to Internet services, and the rear doors of a violation of privacy, and added the US President “We have Bavhamanm clearly that what they are doing has to change if they want to do business with the United States.”

The words of President referring to the additional concerns that the new anti-terrorism law was designed to put Western Internet companies in the position is not suitable for work within China.

The Officer Chinese National People’s Congress to declare “that the existing regulations under the anti-terrorism law relevant will not affect the normal business operations of the companies will use the law to open the rear doors to violate the intellectual property rights of companies,” and added, “The new law will not hurt people’s freedom of expression or religion “.

The law will enter into force on the first of January 2016, although the new law to force companies to hand over encryption keys and passwords on request, but that a lot of companies may not comply with the law.

Apple is one of the first companies that will not comply with the law for not owning individual hardware encryption keys and the inability to provide its customers data even if the government and the court so I asked them.

The new law paves the way for the battle because of privacy and business concerns, while it might play a lot of companies to comply with the law for fear of not being able to work within the Chinese market is very lucrative for her.

The Chinese government did not talk yet about those companies that may not comply with the new law and are not subject to the requests of the court or the Chinese government and how to deal with such cases, and companies.

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