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Volume: 14 Issue: 2
(February 2017)

Keywords:
cybersecurity cybercrime internet of things

Authors:
gregory louvel

Organisations:
leaf

Jurisdictions:
china

China: New Cybersecurity Law and implications for foreign companies

China’s People’s Congress passed the Cybersecurity Law (‘the Law’) on 7 November 2016 following its third reading during the Standing Committee’s meeting. After two draft versions in June 2015 and May 2016 the public draft was released on 31 October 2016. The landscape of the internet in China will be transformed by the Law. Gregory Louvel, Partner at Leaf, analyses some of the key topics in the Law and their expected impact on foreign companies.

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