On 7 November 2016, China approved a controversial cybersecurity law. The proclaimed aim of the new law is to protect Internet users and minimize fraud. Several human rights watchdogs have notably spoken out against the law, expressing important concerns. In particular according to the critics, the new law bolsters censorship laws, prohibiting publication of contents that go against ‘national pride/honour’, putting at risk the ‘economic or social order’ or aiming to ‘reverse the socialist system’. It furthermore requires companies to monitor and report vague “network security incidents” and store certain personal information of users. According to the Guardian, foreign companies may need to hand over intellectual property and help security agencies in return for market access.
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Request for interim measures lodged by Armenia against Azerbaijan
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#ECJ: Inauguration of European Public Prosecutor's Office & Solemn undertaking before the ECJ by the European Chief Prosecutor and the European Prosecutors #EPPO @EU_Prosecutor
SAVE THE DATE: The Finnish China Law Center is proud to launch its China Law Week 2020. The event will take place online from 20 to 23 October.
Detailed programme will be announced soon.
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PROGRAMME OF CHINA LAW WEEK 2020 ANNOUNCED!
The event is free of charge and open to the public. Please register by 18 Oct at https://t.co/b18b8jUFit
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19 new articles have been added to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law https://t.co/VmmFmsm6Nb