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China: SAMR requests public comments on draft opinion on cybersecurity certification services

The State Administration for Market Regulation ('SAMR') announced, on 20 July 2022, that it along with the Cyberspace Administration of China and the Ministry of Public Security released a draft implementation Opinion on Carrying out Cybersecurity Certification Service Work and is requesting public comments on the same. In particular, the SAMR explained that the opinion will implement the requirements of laws and regulations such as the Cybersecurity Law and improve the capability level and service quality of cybersecurity services. More specifically, the draft opinion notes that at the current stage, the services include testing and evaluation, security operation and maintenance, security consulting, and graded protection evaluation. In addition, the draft opinion encourages network operators and others to widely accept the certification results of cybersecurity services.

Public comments can be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line 'Revision Opinions on the Implementation of Cybersecurity Certification Service Work (Draft for Comment)' until 21 August 2022. 

You can read the press release and draft opinion here, both only available in Chinese.