Timeline of the Evolution of Cybersecurity Laws in China

First Official Internet Connection
First Official Internet Connection

China's First Official Connection to the Internet: China's first permanent connection to the Internet was on April 20, 1994. Since that time, China has been officially recognized as an Internet-accessible country.

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The "Measures"
The "Measures"

The Administrative Measures on Internet Information Services was adopted by the State Council on September 20, 2000 and sets out three requirements for internet service providers to operate legally: permission (by license), prior review and approval, and specialized review and approval. The regulation necessitates that Internet information services provide safeguarding measures for their network and user information. They are also required to document their activities with the government.

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U.S.-China LECD
U.S.-China LECD

On October 4, 2017, the U.S. and China met for the first U.S.-China Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Dialogue (LECD). The LECD is one of 4 dialogues agreed to by President Trump and President Xi. The goal is to increase mutual understanding in the realm of advancing bilateral law enforcement and cyber priorities between the two countries. The topics discussed were: repatriation, counter-narcotics, cybercrime (counter-terrorism) and cybersecurity, and fugitives.

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First Official Internet Connection
First Official Internet Connection

China's First Official Connection to the Internet: China's first permanent connection to the Internet was on April 20, 1994. Since that time, China has been officially recognized as an Internet-accessible country.

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