On 6 July 2015, the Commission of Legislation Affaires of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued a draft of the People’s Republic of China Cyber Security Law (CSL) for public comment. The deadline for submitting is 5 August 2015.
Once adopted, this will be the first Chinese law that focuses exclusively on cyber security. The draft signals that the Chinese government is preparing to tighten its grip on domestic networks and data security, which is in line with the National Security Law.
In this article, I will provide some lawyers’ opinions, which I agree, discussing the impacts the draft may have in both business and social life in China.