China plans new rules to regulate file sharing services like Airdrop and Bluetooth

  • June 9, 2023
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Under the proposal, service providers would have to prevent the dissemination of harmful and illegal information, save records and report their discoveries

China is planning to restrict and scrutinise the use of wireless filesharing services between mobile devices, such as airdrop and Bluetooth, after they were used by protesters to evade censorship and spread protest messages.

The Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s top internet regulator, has released draft regulations on “close-range mesh network services” and launched a month-long public consultation on Tuesday.

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