(24 Jun 2022) China’s internet watchdog has launched a cybersecurity investigation into the country’s largest online academic research database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), intensifying Beijing’s scrutiny of the firm more than a month after it was put under an antitrust inquiry.
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) initiated its investigation on the grounds that the privately-owned CNKI holds a large amount of personal information and important data covering areas that include national defence, telecommunications and finance, according to a statement from the agency on Friday.
CNKI also has “sensitive information” related to the country’s major projects, significant technological achievements and development of core technologies, the CAC said. It did not provide additional details.
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