Sensitive personal data at risk as UK firms bought up by China, security experts warn

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Britons’ personal data could be trawled by Beijing’s spies as the UK sells off sensitive, high-tech industry to Chinese investment, a security think tanks warns on Tuesday.

Chinese state-owned businesses pouring billions into key industries such as power may also be buying UK political leverage to use in a crisis, the Henry Jackson Society suggests.

The society says concern is now so high about Chinese investors’ high-tech shopping spree that a new review body is needed to check the national security risks of their critical infrastructure buys.

Read the full report at The Telegraph

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