Legal Updates for November 2016

PRC Enacts Cyber Security Law

The Cyber Security Law of the People’s Republic of China (中华人民共和国网络安全法) (the “Cyber Security Law”) has been the subject of much attention, going through a number of stages of development. On 7 November 2016, the PRC’s highest legislative authority, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, officially enacted the Cyber Security Law following a third and final round of amendments. The Cyber Security Law will come into effect on 1 June 2017. This article looks at the changes that have been made to the final Cyber Security Law since the second draft, and the potential impact of these changes.