China adopts law on cy­ber­se­cu­rity

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China’s top leg­is­la­ture on Mon­day adopted a Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Law to safe­guard sovereignty on cy­ber space, na­tional se­cu­rity and the rights of cit­i­zens.

The gov­ern­ment will take mea­sures to “mon­i­tor, de­fend and han­dle cy­ber­se­cu­rity risks and threats orig­i­nat­ing from within the coun­try or over­seas sources, pro­tect­ing key in­for­ma­tion in­fra­struc­ture from at­tack,in­tru­sion, dis­tur­bance and dam­age”, the law reads.

Ef­forts will also be made to pun­ish crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties on­line and safe­guard the or­der and se­cu­rity of cy­berspace.

In­di­vid­ual users and or­ga­ni­za­tions are not al­lowed to jeop­ar­dize se­cu­rity on the In­ter­net or use it to “dam­age na­tional se­cu­rity, honor and in­ter­ests”, ac­cord­ing to the pro­vi­sions.

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