A Brief Overview of the Draft Amendment to the Cybersecurity Law
On September 14, 2022, the Cyberspace Administration of China (the "CAC") released an exposure draft of the Decision on Amending the Cybersecurity Law of the People's Republic of China (Draft for Comment) (the "Draft"). In general, the Draft would impose more stringent legal liabilities for certain violations of the Cybersecurity Law (the "CSL") and systematically consolidate and unify penalties for violating security protection obligations relating to network operations, network information, critical information infrastructure ("CII"), and personal information. The Draft would also coordinate with the Personal Information Protection Law (the "PIPL"), the Data Security Law, and other new laws. We briefly summarize the key points of the Draft below.