China calls for improved Security of big data

China calls for improved Security of big data

SHANGHAI, Nov 30, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology MIIT called for improved cross-border security management of big data until 2025, in a five-year plan published on Tuesday.

The plan, built off of China's 14th Five-Year Plan published earlier this year, comes as the country pushes forward its regulatory framework for data and technology. It reaffirms data as a factor of production and a national strategic resource. It includes six key tasks, including improving the marketization of data, improving computing power, and playing a leading role in developing global technology standards.

It also called for a strengthened management of cross-border data flows and more support for open source initiatives.

By the end of 2025, the Chinese big data industry's size will surpass 3 trillion yuan $470.79 billion, according to MIIT.

This year, Beijing implemented two key laws - the Personal Information Protection Law and the Data Security Law, which govern how companies and organisations can store and move data.