China adopts law on cybersecurity
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.