Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Secret China business

businessspectator.com.au
The arrest of
Stern Hu, Googlegate and a leaked report from British security agency MI5 have resulted in a paradigm shift in the way major companies operate in greater China, with new security measures being implemented to protect company secrets from prying eyes.

Sources working for some of Australia’s top law firms in greater China have told Business Spectator that companies are adopting a raft of measures to ensure commercially sensitive information and intellectual property is being kept safe when travelling in China. These measures include executives being instructed not to travel with their own laptops or Blackberries, lest they be stolen or the executives detained and the devices confiscated. Not only can emails and files be accessed, but sometimes databases outside China can be reached, if document management systems are networked.

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