CAC Issues New Rules on Internet News Information Services

Hong Kong Lawyer

July 2017

Gordon A. Milner

China, Technology, and Media + Entertainment

In The News

Partner Gordon A. Milner offered his reaction to the Provisions of the Administration of Internet News Information Services issued by the Cyber Administration of China (CAC) in the Hong Kong Lawyer article “CAC Issues New Rules on Internet News Information Services.”

“The core regulatory regime governing internet services in China has been extensively re-engineered over the past two years. Many of the provisions, such as the real-name registration and information security requirements, bring the 2005 rules into line with that regime. Others, such as the expansion to cover new media channels and technologies, capture apps which historically have occupied a grey area in the law. Moreover, the requirements to separate editorial functions and cite sources represent new material steps in a trend toward tightening control over editorial content and clamping down on the viral spread of stories the authorities consider ‘fake news’.”

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