Chinese police launch new enforcement push as Beijing marks Cybersecurity Law's anniversary

6 June 2018 7:11am
Chinese police have launched a new round of inspections to boost enforcement of the country's Cybersecurity Law, targeting important information systems, critical information infrastructure and data security.

The Ministry of Public Security held a teleconference on June 1 to announce the new campaign of nationwide police inspections, according to a statement by local police in the city of Changsha. The date marked the first anniversary of the law taking effect.

Vice Minister of Public Security Shi Jun said during that conference that police would crack down hard on hacks into computer systems and breaches involving citizens’ personal information. Participants in the conference included representatives from government departments and state-owned enterprises.