Promote Openness Or Strengthen Protection? – Application Of Law To Data Competition In China

By Wei Han & Yajie Gao – 

How to coordinate open access to, and protection of, data is the basic issue for the modern digital economy. In order to predict the future development of anti-monopoly enforcement in China’s digital economy, we must take full consideration of China’s current legal system, and relevant legislative and enforcement trends. This paper tries to analyze the relationship between two trends – open access to, and stronger protection of, data – from a non-negligible perspective. Acting as a globally significant digital economy, China must make full use of the potential of its digital economy so as to better enjoy various rights and interests brought by the digital economy while maintaining a proper balance.