On 8 July 2015, the People’s Congress released the first draft of the Cyber-security Law (the “Cyber Law”) for public comment. The Cyber Law is the first regulation in China exclusively devoted to information security and data privacy in cyberspace. The Cyber Law is an important step to bringing China’s privacy regulation and information security regulation in line with the rest of the world even though its particular features have generated concerns and will present implementation challenges for the international community.

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