China wants to work with the FBI to Internet security and counter-terrorism

Mar

15

2016

Guo Shenkun, Chinese Minister of Public Security, has met with FBI head James Comey announced that he wants to cooperate with the FBI in the fields of internet security and counterterrorism.

China flag fpa Comey would have indicated that the FBI practical cooperation sees sit, but Reuters reports that on further agreements is no information available. The request for cooperation comes at a time when the FBI in America in a legal battle with Apple has been embroiled over access to the iPhone. However, it is unclear whether there is a link between the two.

In September there are already agreements between China and the US, the two countries have agreed to carry out any hacking attacks over and over again. For example, there would be no more attacks are carried out in order to carry out industrial espionage. Reuters reports that China is also moving closer to other Western countries are looking at the field of counter-terrorism. There have been similar agreements with Russia.

Late last year China took a new far-reaching anti-terror law, which among other things contains a decryption obligation for companies. Companies may be required otherwise to provide technical assistance and cooperation in the fight against terrorism. In mainland China, there are often problems with the northern province of Xinjiang, where Muslim Uighurs are located. This population group is often targeted by hackers, but China denies any infringement.

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