China plans common data platform for Greater Bay area

Traffic move down the third ring road in Beijing, China, on Monday 15 May, 2017. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China‘s southern Guangdong province said it plans to build a common data platform for the Greater Bay Area that includes Hong Kong and Macau, and will build a data trading market in Shenzhen – part of efforts to regulate data more thoroughly.

Guangdong will also explore the establishment of a data “customs hub” to review and supervise data that crosses borders, the provincial government said on a notice on its website dated Sunday.

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