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China Release Second Draft Of Cybersecurity Law

July 12, 2016, Covington Alert

On July 5, 2016, China’s National People’s Congress (“NPC”) released a new draft of the Cybersecurity Law for public comment (official Chinese version available here; unofficial translation from AmCham China available here). The revised draft contains a number of significant changes from the first draft, which was released in July 2015, but retains many of the provisions from the first draft that raised concerns among multinational companies, especially those in the tech sector, about the potential to serve as a tool for discriminating against foreign technologies in favor of domestic industry.

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