In China, a new regulation will allow central and local police to inspect internet service providers and users, the South China Morning Post reports. Effective Nov. 1, the regulation will allow a broad authority to perform on-site inspections and remote detection. Wu Han, a partner at law firm King and Wood Mallesons in Beijing, said that while regulation does not necessarily change the government's ability to conduct searches, he added, "But the cybersecurity law is ambiguous on whether such ‘support’ includes passing on user data to the authorities. So under the new regulation, there will be concerns regarding user data privacy."
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