Article “A Chinese law made in Europe”

Inspired by the EU’s GDPR, China has introduced a law to protect individuals’ personal data. It’s another move to rein it the power of Big Tech.

China’s new law inspired by the EU’s GDPR really does strengthen individual rights against big digital corporations. For the Party and state leadership, however, it also serves two other purposes: first, it is one element of the campaign against corruption and abuses, and thus is likely to strengthen public trust in institutions; and second, it belongs in the context of a policy of regulating, restricting, and even reining in the digital corporations.