China’s cybersecurity law update lets state agencies ‘pen-test’ local companies

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New provisions made to China’s Cybersecurity Law last November gives state agencies the legal authority to remotely conduct penetration testing on any internet-related business operating in China, and even copy and later share any data government officials find on inspected systems.

Any company that provides an internet-related service with more than five internet-connected computers is susceptible to these inspections.

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