Cybersecurity Law a Priority This Year: Top Official

March 8, 2015

Chinese leaders have made the passage of a cybersecurity law a priority for this year, despite protests from the U.S. against the country’s growing restrictions on technology firms.

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the standing committee of China’s National People’s Congress, said in a work report Sunday that formulating laws for cybersecurity, antiterrorism and national security were major tasks for 2015.

The cybersecurity law — which official media had previously disclosed was in the works — is still being drafted. Details haven’t been announced.


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