China introduces Data Security Law, strong legal support for development in digital age
China, home to the world’s largest number of internet users, officially issued the full text of Data Security Law, after it was approved during the 29th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress on Thursday.
Experts and industry insiders said on Friday that the law, which has undergone three reviews and amendments since June 2020 and will take effect in September this year, shows that China’s legal system will continue to be improved in terms of network and information security, providing strong legal support for individual privacy as well as the safe and healthy development of the digital economy.
The law will be applicable to data processing activities and security supervision within China’s territory. Data processing activities outside China’s territory that harm China’s national security, public interests will be pursued for legal responsibility in accordance with the law.