China and US are now in a battle over big data – Tech Wire Asia

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Panel of modern servers in the data center. Source: ShutterstockThere have been multiple rounds in the US-China trade and tech standoff – but the true tussle is over who is going to control today’s most valuable resource, big dataThis month, restrictions placed on some of China’s biggest tech firms by the Trump administration is finally set to take effect. TikTok, WeChat, and Huawei are just some of the big names that are set to lose whatever foothold they had gained in the US over the years.Even more tech firms could be in danger of being shut out of their biggest foreign market. The US government is compounding trade bans by embarking on a ‘Clean Network’ initiative. The move is touted by the Trump administration as “guarding our citizens’ privacy and our companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party,” according to a statement released by the US State Department. Locked in a war, and now it’s about data. Source: Shutterstock The primary aim of the Clean Network roadmap is to safeguard American digital assets like big data from falling into the hands of malicious actors. This is coming on …

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