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Chinese lawmakers deliberate upon personal data protection bill

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China on Tuesday sent its draft personal data protection law to its legislature for deliberation, a press release from the National People’s Congress (NPC), the country’s parliament, said. Summarising the bill, the release warns countries and regions with “corresponding measures” if they take “unreasonable measures” against China in the name of data protection. The release has also cautioned international organisations of consequences if they harm Chinese citizens’ privacy. The bill is not yet publicly available. We have reached out to the Chinese embassy in Delhi for more information and a copy of the bill. This bill, if enacted, will regulate how the personal data of more than 900 million internet users in China is processed and stored. As per the release, China has more than 4 million websites and more than 3 million apps. It covers personal data which is…

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