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China: Credit China announces draft administrative measures for internet information services

Credit China of Shenzhen announced, on 15 January 2020, that the State Internet Information Office, among others, had released draft administrative measures for internet information services. In particular, Credit China highlighted that the draft makes provisions for the storage of personal information and personal information security protection. Specifically, Credit China noted that the draft proposes that internet information service providers, internet network access service providers, and their staff adopt technical and other necessary measures for the collection of identity and log information, to ensure the safety of the personal information collected, and to prevent the leakage, damage, or loss of personal information.

In addition, Credit China outlined that the draft requires relevant departments to take technical and other necessary measures to prevent, stop, and investigate the theft or illegal acquisition, sale, or illegal provision of identity information collected and recorded by internet information service providers and internet network access service providers to others.

Public comments can be submitted via email to [email protected] until 7 February 2021.

You can read the press release, only available in Chinese, here.