On January 8, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China ("CAC") issued the Administrative Measures for Internet Information Services (Revised Draft for Comments) (the "Draft for Comment") for public comments by February 7, 2021.
The Draft for Comment applies to any organization or individual within the territory of the People's Republic of China providing Internet information services to domestic users by using domestic and foreign network resources.
The Draft for Comment requires that those who engage in Internet information services, which belong to operating the business of telecommunications, shall obtain the business license from the competent department of telecommunications; those who do not belong to operating the business of telecommunications shall undertake the filing-for-record formalities with the competent department of telecommunications. Those who have not obtained the business license of telecommunication business or have not completed the filing-for-record formalities shall not engage in Internet information services.
The Draft for Comment requires that Internet information service providers, Internet network access service providers and their staff shall adopt technical measures and other necessary measures to protect the identity information and log information collected and used from leakage, damage and loss.
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