Cybersecurity in China: Draft Law Strengthens Regulation of Internet and Data Privacy

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Cybersecurity in China: Draft Law Strengthens Regulation of Internet and Data Privacy

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This article is a comment on the a draft Cyber Security Law (the Draft Law) published by the National People’s Congress in July 2015 for the purpose of receiving comments from the general public. The Draft Law, if enacted in its current form, will have far-reaching consequences for businesses (both domestic and international) operating in China.

The Draft Law provides that its objectives are to:

  • safeguard China’s cyber sovereignty;
  • put protections in place against cyber attacks;
  • augment Internet safety; and
  • regulate the use of personal data.

The comment is structured as: scope and application of the law,
augmenting cybersecurity sequirements for network operators, special requirements for crucial information infrastructure facilities, data privacy, legal liability, and practical implications.

This article was first published by Norton Rose Fulbright and is reprinted here with their full permission.