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WeChat: Donald Trump’s ban of Chinese app follows years of spying claims –

The Chinese government is known to surveill users through WeChat – but can it do the same to users in the the West?



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However WeChat says that it offers different terms and conditions for its non China residents, and keeps all data generated by those accounts in Hong Kong and Canada, and is beholden to European data protection law, although engineers in Singapore and the Netherlands may gain access in the instance of a technical issue. A controversial new security law giving China more powers over Hong Kong could make it more difficult for Tencent to block the government from requesting access. 
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