China tech­nol­ogy deals ‘put data at risk’

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

♦the per­sonal data of Bri­tons could be trawled by Bei­jing’s spies as the UK sells off sen­si­tive, hi-tech in­dus­try to Chi­nese in­vest­ment, a se­cu­rity think tank has warned.

Chi­nese in­vestors have sunk more than £29bil­lion into the UK since 2005, and a re­port re­leased to­day by the Henry Jackson So­ci­ety, says that “Chi­nese own­er­ship, con­trol or ac­cess of a part of the UK’S dig­i­tal in­fra­struc­ture would make ac­cess un­de­tectable and un­pre­ventable”.

Fears over se­cu­rity risks were high­lighted last year when Theresa May or­dered a re­view.

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