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What does Chinese legislation of 1st June mean for foreign firms?

The “de-Americanisation of China’s IT stack” has taken another major step forward with the introduction of the new Cybersecurity Law which comes into effect today. It not only enshrines strict new rules for foreign companies in various industries trading in China, but will also further restrict the online freedoms of citizens inside one of the most surveillance-coated nations on earth. But while the reports talk of “dismay” and “rattled” foreign multi-nationals, did they really think it would be any other way?

Download the full article to discover what the new law actually says and what this means for foreign firms.

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Phil Muncaster

Phil Muncaster has been writing about technology since joining IT Week as a reporter in 2005. After leaving his post as news editor of online site V3 in 2012, Phil spent over two years covering the Asian tech scene from his base in Hong Kong. Now back in London, he always has one eye on what's happening out East.

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