A US-China Cyberwarfare Treaty Won't Prevent All Breaches
The U.S. and China are considering a cyberweapons treaty, but some actions, like personal data theft, wouldn't qualify because they're not "warfare."By Evan Thomas | September 20, 2015
The U.S. and China want a cyberwarfare agreement. (Video via the U.S. State Department)
The U.S. and China want to use upcoming talks to agree on a "no first use" policy on cyberwarfare, meaning both sides would agree not to be the first one to target the other's critical infrastructure with cyberweapons. (Video via BBC)
An agreement, The New York Times reports, would cover critical systems such as banking, hospitals, power and other utilities. But it would not cover industrial espionage or personal data theft. There's a lot of the latter going around.