China issues guidelines for data management - Xinhua

Chinese flag flutters outside the foreign ministry in Beijing
A Chinese flag flutters outside the Chinese foreign ministry in Beijing, China February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BEIJING, Dec 19 (Reuters) - China issued guidelines for data management in order to take advantage of the country's vast data and promote the digital economy, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.

The guidelines says China will lower the bar for market entities to gain access to data, according to Xinhua. It will promote efficient use and circulation of data on the condition of protecting national data security, personal information, and business secrets.

Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Editing by Alison Williams

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