CHINA’S CYBER SECURITY LAW: THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF COMPLIANCE
SHANGHAI – China’s much-anticipated Cyber Security Law (CSL) will come into effect on 1 June 2017. The new law is the first comprehensive law to address cyber security concerns at the national level and to some extent consolidates cyber activities captured in other laws and regulations. The move by China to beef up its laws and regulations governing cyber activity is not dissimilar to what is happening around the globe. However deciphering exactly who is captured and what is covered is leaving companies unsure as to how they will comply with this vague and potentially onerous law.