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China issues regulation to tighten cyber security

Updated: Aug 24,2016 7:09 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Chinese authorities have unveiled a document on internet regulation in a bid to beef up cyber security, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said on Aug 24.

The guideline was issued by the CAC, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, the Inspection and Quarantine of China, and the Standardization Administration of China.

According to the document, mandatory national standards will be introduced to regulate the fields of major information technology infrastructure protection and classified networks.

Authorities will accelerate the introduction of standards in cyber security, personal information protection, cyber security information sharing and other fields. The new standards will be in line with the country’s laws and regulations.