An Update On China's Cybersecurity Law, 3 Months In

By Sarah Zhao, Sally Qin and Stephanie Sun (September 8, 2017, 11:52 AM EDT) -- Since the Cybersecurity Law of China took effect three months ago, various peripheral regulations have been published by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) and other related agencies. These regulations have facilitated the interpretation and implementation of the Cybersecurity Law on different subjects, such as personal information protection, cross-border data transfer and related guidelines, security assessment for internet-based new businesses and protection of critical information infrastructure. The industry players and observers have been curiously waiting to see how the law is enforced in reality. Recently, the government began strengthening enforcement actions and adopting additional measures, including an entirely online court dedicated to internet-related disputes, in order to show its determination to give teeth to the Cybersecurity Law. The following is a summary of the new developments and general enforcement trends related to the Cybersecurity Law....

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