ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Dec 2015

27th December 2015 - A draft 'Antiterrorism Act' from the Chinese National People's Congress enacted into law the obligation for providers of 'critical information infrastructure' to ensure all their servers are located in China, as well as directly providing the government with any encryption keys required to read the data.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

PRC National People's Congress, 27th December 2015. (中华人民共和国反恐怖主义法)
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/xinwen/2015-12/28/content_1957401.htm

Ibid., 3rd November 2014. (关于《中华人民共和国反恐怖主义法(草案)》的说明)
http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/lfzt/rlys/2014-11/03/content_1885127.htm

Inception date: 27 Dec 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Local operations

On the 27th December 2015, the PRC National People's Congress ratified a draft 'Antiterrorism Act' from 2014, which stated that any firms providing 'critical information infrastructure' in China would be obligated to not only locate their servers within the borders of the Chinese state and use government-approved equipment, but also hand over any encryption keys of relevant data directly to the Chinese government.

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