China issues regulation to tighten cyber security

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Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen cyber security, Chinese authorities unveiled a document on internet regulation, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said on Wednesday.

The guidelines were issued by the CAC; the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China and the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC), Xinhua news agency reported.

According to the document, mandatory national standards would be introduced to regulate the fields of major information technology infrastructure protection and classified networks.

Authorities would accelerate the introduction of standards in cyber security, personal information protection, cyber security information sharing and other fields. The new standards would be in line with the country’s laws and regulations.

The document also requires the establishment of an information sharing mechanism for major cyber projects and unified national standards to reduce the burden for companies and to improve the country’s overall cyber security, said Gao Lin, secretary general of the SAC.

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