PRC’s New Cybersecurity Law to be implemented on June 1, 2017: Potential Implications for Foreign Network Products and Services

May 30, 2017

Cybersecurity is of national strategic importance to China, which has the largest group of internet users and the largest internet market in the world. The Chinese government has stressed this point in the National Cyberspace Security Strategy (the "Strategy") issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China ("CAC") on December 27, 2016. In the Strategy, CAC set forth, inter alia, nine national strategic tasks with respect to cybersecurity, including, for example, defending China's cyberspace sovereignty, safeguarding national security and protecting the security of key information infrastructures.

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