China Seeks Comments on Draft Regulation on Cybersecurity Review of Network Products and Services
On May 24, 2019, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) released the draftMeasures on Cybersecurity Review(“Draft Measures”) for public comment. (An official Chinese version of the Draft Measures is availablehereand an unofficial English translation is availablehere). The comment period ends on June 24, 2019.
The publication of these Draft Measures marks a critical step forward in implementing the cybersecurity review, which is designated by Article 35 of China’s Cybersecurity Law (“CSL”) to safeguard the procurement of network products and services by Critical Information Infrastructure (“CII”) operators that may impact the national security of China. To implement Article 35 of the CSL, the CAC previously released theMeasures on the Security Review of Network Products and Services (Trial)(“Trial Measures”) on May 2, 2017, which established a process for CAC to conduct a cybersecurity review in a range of key sectors.