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Officials Discuss Privacy Concerns

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S. & CHINA

November 16, 2011

The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. officials are urging China to address companies' online privacy and security concerns as multinational companies hope to include China in cloud computing services. As one U.S. official put it, the "U.S. and China will have to agree on a set of principles that will encourage American companies to use China-based servers." The remarks followed a visit by a U.S. delegation to discuss Internet freedom and other issues with Chinese regulators. The report points out that information stored in Chinese data centers could be vulnerable to government seizure, which prompts many companies to host such services outside the country. (Registration may be required to access this story.)  
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