Chinese lawmakers are close to introducing a new data privacy law, the South China Morning Post reports. National People’s Congress Spokesman Zhang Yesui said the process of drafting a law to protect personal data sped up after two drafting sessions last month but did not say when it will be completed or enacted. “China’s private data protection law will be released and implemented soon, because of the fast development of technology, and the huge demand in society,” University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Associate Professor Zeng Liaoyuan said. The collection and use of biometric data, along with overall tech upgrades, are among the reasons why China is seeking to improve data security for its citizens.
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