China is considering enacting a new cyber security law in the name designed to safeguard the country and protect its national assets:
The law aims at “safeguarding cyberspace sovereignty and national security,” according to the draft.
Cyber security has become an important issue concerning national security and development as well as public interests, said Lang Sheng, deputy head of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee, at the session.
The 68-article draft law suggests mechanisms to guarantee the safety of Internet products and services, operation, network data, as well as information.
The draft also highlights “development,” prescribing national strategies for cyber security and supportive measures to promote cyber security, Lang said.
Key information-related infrastructure will be put under protection, according to the draft.