New Texas Cybersecurity Laws

The Texas Legislature considered and approved a variety of cybersecurity-related legislation during the 85th regular legislative session. Unless otherwise noted, each of the newly-enacted laws will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2017. Substantively speaking, Texas has taken a leadership role in addressing various cybersecurity and data privacy issues. The…

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China’s Cyberspace Administration announces first state level investigations under Cybersecurity Law

China’s Cyberspace Administration announced that it has commenced investigations into Tencent Wechat, Sina Weibo and Baidu Tieba for violation of China’s Cybersecurity Law late last week (11 August 2017). More particularly, the Cybersecurity Administration is looking into whether these service providers have been disseminating information which violate national security, public…

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Singapore Offers Early Look At Reformed Cybersecurity Laws

The government of Singapore released the first draft of a proposed cybersecurity bill, which contained framework for monitoring and managing the country’s digital wellbeing and gave authorities the necessary power to implement their functions. In order to enable the relevant authorities to proactively protect local critical information infrastructures (CIIs) and…

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Singapore Unveils New Cybersecurity Laws

Singapore has released its first draft of a proposed cybersecurity bill, which aims to provide a framework to monitor and manage the country’s cybersecurity wellbeing and empower authorities to carry out their functions. Government officials say the new laws are necessary to take proactive measures to protect local critical information…

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China to implement cyber security law from Thursday

China, battling increased threats from cyber-terrorism and hacking, will adopt from Thursday a controversial law that mandates strict data surveillance and storage for firms working in the country, the official Xinhua news agency said. The law, passed in November by the country’s largely rubber-stamp parliament, bans online service providers from…

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China Adopts New Law On Cybersecurity

On 7 November 2016, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress has formally passed China’s first comprehensive privacy and security regulation for cyberspace. Since the new Cyber Security Law (CSL) will come into effect on 1 June 2017, technology companies that are operating in or planning to expand to…

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