U.S., China agree to cybersecurity code of conduct


June 26, 2015

After a tumultuous couple of years of exchanging accusations and expressing distrust over cyberespionage and spying – most recently with Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Clapper laying responsibility for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breaches squarely at the feet of the Chinese – the U.S. and China said they’ve reached an accord of sorts, a code of conduct for cybersecurity going forward.

The code emerged after a three-day U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue where delegates from the two countries covered the gamut of topics likely to affect future collaboration and relations.

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