China is set to unveil a strengthened version of its cyber security regulatory system which will affect areas of big data, internet of things, cloud computing, mobile internet and others by expanding supervision over companies’ tech practices in China, said the Financial Times.
The strengthened system of cyber rules is set to be put in action this December and will fall under its existing “multilevel protection scheme” (MLPS), according to documents seen by the Financial Times that are yet to be publicly released. The rules are aimed at fortifying “national information security,” according to the document.
The system will not only impact tech companies but most likely any company operating in China, reported FT. The MLPS is set to expand supervision over technologies including mobile internet, the internet of things, cloud computing, big data and industrial security systems, according to official documents. They indicate that in future, every link in the life cycle of a piece of equipment’s development will be supervised, checked and evaluated.