Cybersecurity in China

Follow China’s efforts to regulate the online world through the evolution of the Cybersecurity Law

July 2019

Cybersecurity in China

For some time before China’s sweeping Cybersecurity Law was brought into force two years ago in June 2017, it was keeping C-suite executives awake at night, both within the country and elsewhere.

The six published articles by our correspondent Xu Yuan collected in this report show how MLex has tracked the development of China’s efforts to regulate the online world through the evolution of the Cybersecurity Law.

This report covers the following areas:

  • China’s data localization rules prompt both hope and concern among foreign companies
  • China’s Internet giants confront enhanced scrutiny on data collection amid public outcry
  • Legislative efforts to implement China’s Cybersecurity Law expected to be stepped up in 2019
  • Data abuse prosecutions are a distant threat for companies in China, but risks remain
  • Critical information infrastructure, online protection for minors loom large in Chinese legislative plan
  • Corporates get the jitters as China-US trade war prompts faster fleshing-out of Beijing’s cybersecurity regime

You can also listen to the podcast: ‘Cybersecurity with Chinese characteristics’—A well-mapped regulatory landscape, but pitfalls await

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