Tuesday, September 14, 2010

China has passed a new anti-spam law

China has passed a new anti-spam law that is very restrictive towards new email servers. While on the surface it is supposed to be an anti-spam law, it is really more of a limit on free speech on the internet and designed to gain control over their connection to the net.

Under the new law, businesses and Internet service providers must inform the government at least 20 days before an email server is built and must make provisions for keeping all email for a minimum of 60 days. The law also makes it illegal to discuss information security via email, along with any other subject outlawed in China.

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