China to blacklist those making, distributing “spyware”

China will blacklist the producers and distributors of spy software, or spyware, in a bid to safeguard Internet safety, Wednesday People’s Daily reported.

“The blacklist will be published regularly,” the Internet Society of China (ISC), an influential professional organization in China’s information industry, reportedly announced at a seminar on Tuesday.

The ISC would set up a team focusing on defining spyware, which would be responsible for reviewing, writing and publishing the blacklist.

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