The Cyber Security Law is coming! Five things enterprises should know
On 7 November 2016, the Chinese Cyber Security Law was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. The long-awaited Cyber Security Law will come into force on 1 June 2017, after three drafts spanning one and a half years. The Cyber Security Law is applicable to both Chinese and foreign entities, i.e. and it includes any entity that provides services via a network within the PRC territory, regardless of whether it is funded by domestic or foreign investors. However, certain provisions may cause more pronounced effects on foreign-funded enterprises operating in the PRC than on domestic enterprises. This article discusses the five key things about the main provisions of the Cyber Security Law, including network service providers, security requirements for network operators, key information infrastructure, personal information protection and special requirements for key network equipment and specialized cyber security products.