China’s efforts are likely to be scrutinized for potential threats to privacy. Data collected by city officials for legitimate-sounding purposes could theoretically be shared with other agencies with more repressive intentions, said Sophia Cope, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties group.

“The devil is in the details,” she said. Unless U.S. companies can assure themselves about how their technology should be used, “they should probably think twice.”

Thursday, May 12, 2016
The Wall Street Journal