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New Chinese Government Report Highlights Recent Data Protection Enforcement and Attitudes

In the final days of 2017, the vice chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People's Congress (NPC) submitted a report to the Standing Committee of the NPC detailing the Network Security Law enforcement inspection project that began earlier in the year. This inspection had focused on five key points under the government’s overall data protection strategy: Legal education Supporting laws and regulations Protection of critical information infrastructures and the application of graded protection for network security Illegal network information Personal information protections The inspection team was led by six vice chairmen of the Standing Committee of the NPC, and conducted on-site inspections in Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Henan, Chongqing, Fujian and Guangdong. In addition, the inspection team conducted a survey with more than 10,000 participants, focusing on the public interest as it relates to network security. As a result of those combined...

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China Data Protection Enforcement Update – A Focus on Platform Content

Following the first enforcement actions by local authorities in Shantou and Chongqing for violations of the new Network Security Law that came into effect this year, authorities in China have recently shown a clear initial focus with several new cases targeting provisions of the law that require monitoring of platform content. As of the start of October 2017, enforcement actions by authorities in China have targeted platform content violations in nearly 70 percent of all actions under the new provisions of the data protection rules.   A smaller but notable percentage of the actions have also targeted violations related to security failures under the “graded protection system monitoring” requirements, which include issues such as failing to resolve security vulnerabilities, not saving users’ login information, or connecting to known problematic websites. Other enforcement actions related to this field have targeted types of crimes that existed before the...

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China’s Network Security Law Comes into Effect: What It Means for Your Company

Today, China’s much anticipated Network Security Law comes into effect after two years of review, revisions over three drafts and a public commenting process. The law is a historical development for China’s legislative coverage of information security and data protections. It also represents one of the strictest approaches in any jurisdiction worldwide, and a continuation of a broader effort at demonstrating the government’s cyber-sovereignty goals through control and regulation of data and the internet. Overview of the Network Security Law Commonly referred to as the “Cybersecurity Law,” the new piece of legislation has a broad scope and covers a range of issues related to data privacy, security and cross-border transfers, including: Increasing security measures and strengthening data security through a variety of specific obligations Ensuring consent for collection of personal information through the principles of legality, proper justification and...

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