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UniRealCS 0 Reputation points

I am currently located in the United States. We are about to start sending people to China for studies. We are uncertain how this would affect us and how we can keep it as secure as possible and legal. They would connect back to our services here in the U.S.

Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365
Formerly Office 365, is a line of subscription services offered by Microsoft which adds to and includes the Microsoft Office product line.
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Microsoft Intune
Microsoft Intune
A Microsoft cloud-based management solution that offers mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities.
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  1. glebgreenspan 1,125 Reputation points

    Hello UniRealCS

    China is a different world on that.

    When sending people to China for studies while ensuring security and legal compliance, several considerations should be taken into account:

    Data Security and Privacy Laws: China has strict regulations regarding data security and privacy, including the Cybersecurity Law and the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL). Ensure that any data transmitted between China and the US complies with these regulations. Consider implementing encryption and other security measures to protect sensitive data.

    Network Security: China's internet infrastructure is subject to censorship and monitoring. Utilize virtual private networks (VPNs) to ensure secure and private communication between your employees in China and your services in the US. However, note that VPN usage is regulated in China, so choose a VPN service that complies with Chinese regulations.

    Device Security: Provide employees traveling to China with secure devices that are encrypted and protected with strong passwords. Implement mobile device management (MDM) solutions to remotely manage and secure devices, including enforcing security policies and remotely wiping devices if necessary.

    Awareness Training: Educate employees about the potential cybersecurity risks they may encounter while in China, such as phishing attacks, surveillance, and censorship. Provide guidance on how to recognize and mitigate these risks to protect both personal and company data.

    Legal Compliance: Ensure that your operations in China comply with local laws and regulations, including those related to employment, taxation, and business licensing. Consider consulting with legal experts familiar with Chinese laws to ensure compliance.

    Secure Communication Channels: Encourage the use of secure communication channels, such as encrypted email and messaging apps, to protect sensitive information from interception or surveillance.

    Backup Data: Implement regular backups of critical data to protect against loss or theft. Store backups in secure locations, preferably outside of China, to ensure accessibility in case of emergency.

  2. Crystal-MSFT 42,716 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    @UniRealCS, Thanks for the reply. Based as i know, the licenses for Microsoft Intune are available for different customer needs and organization sizes, including for use in China. So your Intune license for users should work in China.

    Meanwhile, as Google Mobile Services (GMS) and Android Enterprise are not available in China. The Android Enterprise enrolled deices may be affected when it connects to Internet in China.

    Hope the above information can help.

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