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China’s new cybersecurity law amended before enforcement

Changes to the language of China’s new cybersecurity law, which will come into force on July 1, could implicate a wider range of products and services, and provide the government with access to foreign companies’ sensitive data and technologies.

The law will necessitate many companies to store information within mainland China. Companies storing information via cloud computing may need to use domestic cloud computing services.

The government has chosen to go ahead despite more than 50 trade associations and chambers of commerce signing a petition calling for a delay passing the law. They argued that the law could affect billions of dollars of cross-border trade and lock out foreign cloud operators because of limits on how they operate in the country.

The law will also introduce a mechanism that will allow the government to oversee cybersecurity, implement a multi-layered cyber protection scheme, a security review of network products and services, and a security assessment for cross-border data transmission.

The original was published by the great team at China Briefing http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2017/05/26/china-regulatory-brief-amendments-cybersecurity-law-regulation-bike-sharing.html

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