The 1st Year Implementation of the Cybersecurity Law
2017 saw the official implementation of the Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China (“Cybersecurity Law”), building on past efforts and bringing new implications for the future. The implementation of the Cybersecurity Law brought clarity to cybersecurity regulations in various industries. Meanwhile, under the new regulatory system, coordination between the National Cyberspace Administration and competent industry authorities has led to the implementation of the Cybersecurity Law that marks a new stage of development for China’s cybersecurity supervision. In fact, the official implementation of the Cybersecurity Law on June 1, 2017, accelerates the pace of introducing relevant departmental rules, judicial interpretations, and national standards, many of which are still receiving public opinion. Further, law enforcement in cybersecurity is under way in various industries, and departments for cyberspace affairs, telecommunication, and public security have strengthened their law enforcement efforts within their respective administration. The roll-out of the Cybersecurity Law and relevant supportive measures have triggered wide reaction, receiving extensive attention from domestic and international enterprises, organizations and media.