Various media reports stated that the translation service in Hong Kong is not operational. China is accused of collecting huge amount of personal data from millions of citizens in order to design a particular system.
American tech giant Google through an announcement informed that it is shutting down the Google Translate service in mainland China due to low usage in the country, on 3 September, according to media reports.
In a statement Google said, “Due to low usage, we are discontinuing Google Translate in mainland China.”
Previously, various media reports stated that the translation service in Hong Kong is not operational without a virtual private network.
Remarkably, China is accused of collecting huge amount of personal data from millions of citizens in order to design a particular system. Such system will enable government find a person’s identity, which will further help the government in holding its authoritarian rule.
However, the Chinese government refused the acquisitions, of having the spy technologies active inside China which are coming out from the police research papers, surveillance contractor patents and presentations. One of the sources can be hundreds of public procurement documents as well.
The bad part about surveillance is its patent illegality. Most of the time people are unaware of being watched. They are interfered in their privacy by the Chinese authorities without permission.
Earlier, it was made necessary for businesses in China to provide essential information infrastructure in China to maintain their data on CCP-run government-run servers. China’s 2017 Cybersecurity law made it a compulsion for all businesses.
However, the Chinese government has the authority to inspect foreign companies operating business in China which collect user data under the veiled approach of national security purposes. China’s Data Security Law of 2021 gives them this liberty to inspect as per media reports.
The steps mentioned above are just the beginning of China’s efforts to expand data control beyond its boundaries. Also, due to surveillance Chinese platforms such as WeChat and TikTok have come under media scrutiny.