Are the Chinese going to act exactly like the US and scan & steal customer data? They copy everything!
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam has slammed a US government advisory that warns business of warrantless surveillance and the potential for forced surrender of corporate and customer data in the Special Administrative Region (SAR). The advisory [PDF], issued on Friday US time by the US Departments of State, Treasury, …
Thr PRC is already starting to carve out exceptions in order not to interfere with IPO activity in Hong Kong. We'll see what happens. NSL has another meaning: National Security Letter, a statutory exception Constitutional Law in the context of national security. One that executed tousands of times per year bty the US government with little to no oversight as it is often executed with a gag order preventing notification of the target. Hmmm, seems US law is looser than PRC NSL. Odd that.
> Yes, and don't forget the Patriot Act and CLOUD Act, the later states that all data held on foreign soil falls under US jurisdiction...
And don't forget the FREEDOM Act was enacted to counter the PATRIOT Act because Americans felt the PATRIOT Act was too wide reaching and so lobbied for the FREEDOM Act to impose limits on what data the government can collect.
.. limits that were swiftly ignored, of course, because there have been a grand total of zero actual consequences* for abuse. Nada. None whatsever.
* I said actual consequences, not the usual slap with a wet noodle that goes for punishment as soon as an "agency" is involved
Heh, Frog passport for me.
It's when I was flying from Beijing to San Francisco that I got the secondary inspection on landing, not the other way around.
The first time I tried the visa-less stay, it was in Shanghai, it was very new then, so I got to look at the customs computers running Windows XP while they sorted things out (yes, it was long after 2009...).
Second time in Beijing, it went smoothly.