China's cybersecurity law is broad and ambiguous, but we actually know more about how it might operate in practice than it seems at first glance.
Samm Sacks specializes in Chinese technology and cybersecurity policy. She recently launched the industrial cybersecurity business for a multinational in Asia. Previously, she led China tech sector analysis at the political risk consultancy Eurasia Group. Samm has worked at the Department of Defense, Defense Group Inc, and the Council on Foreign Relations. A former Fulbright Scholar in Beijing, Samm has an MA from Yale University in International Relations and BA from Brown University in Chinese Literature. She is an adjunct fellow in the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Technology Policy Program.
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