China regulator says should consider digital data tax for tech firms

China should consider imposing a digital tax on technology companies that hold copious amounts of user data, a securities watchdog official was quoted as saying by Beijing News, in the latest sign of widening government scrutiny of the sector.

“Some third-party platform-like enterprises hold a large amount of users data, just like holding precious mineral mines,” the government-back newspaper cited Yao Qian, science and technology supervision bureau chief at the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), saying at a.

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