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China seeks public views on new cyber security law

By : Xinhua | Published: 2015-July-9

[InKunming--China]  The top legislature released a draft cyber security law and began soliciting public opinion this week.

The National People's Congress (NPC) said the full text has been available on its website since Monday, and the public can express their views or submit proposals until Aug. 5.

More than 1,000 proposals had been received as of Wednesday night.

The proposed legislation will "safeguard cyberspace sovereignty and national security," according to the draft. It was submitted to lawmakers for its first reading at the bimonthly session of the NPC Standing Committee, which ran from June 24 to July 1.

The 68-article draft law suggests mechanisms to guarantee the safety, operation, and information of Internet products, services and network data.

Key information-related infrastructure will be put under protection, according to the draft.

The draft also stresses the protection of personal information from theft, leakage or illegal use.

State Council departments related with cyber security will establish monitoring, warning and reporting systems. An emergency response mechanism will also be set up, according to the draft.

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