China's first crack at a Cryptography Law

Dec 11, 2017
The draft PRC Cryptography Law, set to be the first and highest-level legislation governing all encryption technology in China, mandates strict cooperation with the authorities and limits foreign suppliers from the market

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On April 13, 2017, the Office of the State Commercial Cryptography Administration (OSCCA) published the PRC Cryptography Law (Draft for Comments) (Draft Cryptography Law) on its website. The release signals a clear increase in regulatory emphasis on encryption and the law will, once passed, will serve as the most authoritative legal source for cryptography in China.

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