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BSA’s Views on Encryption and China Featured in Reuters

Reuters, December 21, 2015

Reporting by Ben Blanchard, David Brunnstrom in Washington, D.C., and Julia Love and Deborah M. Todd in San Francisco; Editing by Stephen R. Trousdale and Ken Wills

China's controversial anti-terrorism law could be passed as soon as the end of this month, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, legislation that has drawn concern in Western capitals for its cyber provisions. The draft law, which could require technology firms to install "backdoors" in products or to hand over sensitive information such as encryption keys to the government, has also been criticized by some Western business groups.

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