The Unexportable Datasets of China
A decade ago, few would have asked whether there might be restrictions on the exportation of alternative data from China. Rather, the conversation centered around a wave of new data types that could be collected and monetized. However, in the past five years, China has seen a rapidly evolving regulatory environment. Numerous measures, industry standards and laws concerning cyberspace governance have been newly promulgated. How have China-based alternative data providers responded to uncertainties in the current regulatory framework? In this intelligence report, we attempt to seek an answer.