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China to enforce cross-border data transfer rules in September

Communications, finance and transportation among sectors to face security reviews

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Global decided to delist in New York after facing scrutiny from Chinese authorities over data protection.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- The Chinese government will implement on Sept. 1 newly adopted rules controlling transfers of data outside of the country, marking a new step in Beijing's campaign to tighten oversight over the digital space.

Critical infrastructure industries such as communications, finance and transportation are among those subject to the new rules, with companies seeking to transfer personal data on 100,000 or more people to undergo security reviews, the Cyberspace Administration of China recently announced.

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