China to launch inspection on cyber security law enforcement

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-25 21:35:08|Editor: An

BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature will launch a round of inspections on the enforcement of a cyber security law and information protection regulation, according to a statement made by the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Friday.

The cyber security law was passed in November 2016 and went into effect starting from June 1 this year. The NPC Standing Committee approved a 12-article decision in December 2012 to enhance the protection of personal information online and safeguard public interests.

The inspections will focus on local publicity of the law and the decision, governing illegal online information and protecting personal information.

Six inspection teams will be sent to Chongqing Municipality, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and provinces of Heilongjiang, Fujian, Henan and Guangdong in September and October.

After the inspection, a report on the enforcement will be submitted to the NPC Standing Committee in December.

KEY WORDS: cyber security