China’s Internet censorship and regulatory control
Tuesday coffee seminar.
The seminar is open for everyone, and there is no registration.
Since its first Internet connection with the global computer network in 1994, China has witnessed explosive Internet development. China replaced the United States as the largest Internet user of the world by the end of 2008. Although China enjoyed tremendous economic benefits from Internet development, the Chinese government has tried to maintain tight control over the telecommunications industry and the public Internet use, in order to protect the internet sovereignty.
New cyber security law
In this presentation we will review historical development of Internet use in China and focus on China’s Internet censorship and its regulatory control. Next, we explore the major content of the latest cyber security law of China, and introduce the background of these regulations. Finally the characteristics and weakness of the upcoming cybersecurity law of China will be summarized.
Professor Yue Liu is Executive Director of Asia Pacific Institute for Cyber Law Studies and a legal consultant for mainland China at Schodt Law Firm. She holds a PhD in IT law from the University of Oslo and an LL.M. in IT law from Stockholm University. Nancy is a qualified lawyer in China, and Professor in law. She has also been a visiting scholar at the law faculties of the University of New South Wales (Australia), and University of Edinburgh (UK). She is the winner of the 2014, 2010 and 2008 Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law. Her research fields are data protection and cyber security.