China Releases Final Regulation on Cybersecurity Review of Network Products and Services

From: The National Law Review

Article By Yan Luo | Covington & Burling LLP

Today, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) released the final version of the Measures on the Security Review of Network Products and Services (Trial) (“the Measures”), with an effective date of June 1, 2017 (official Chinese version available here).  The issuance of the Measures marks a critical first step toward implementing China’s Cybersecurity Law (“the Law”), which was promulgated on November 7, 2016 and will take effect on June 1, 2017 (the same date as the Measures).

More specifically, the long-anticipated Measures offer guidance on how CAC is planning to conduct cybersecurity reviews of network products and services procured by entities in a range of key sectors and other operators of Critical Information Infrastructure (“CII”), if the procurement “may affect China’s national security.”

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