Dec 22 2008

China may strengthen laws against hacking

Published by at 4:26 pm under Uncategorized

Internal hacking looks like it is having an impact on Chinese business/e-commerce and the government is considering legislation to both clarify the law and increase criminal penalties.

The article makes it very clear that China will retain jurisdiction over all of these cases and no citizen will be sent to a foreign country for trial.

BEIJING, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) — Computer hackers could meet tough penalties under a draft amendment of the criminal law being debated by China’s top legislature.

The draft amendment under review by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) would impose steep fines and prison sentences of three-to-seven years, depending on the severity of the offense.

The existing criminal law only imposes penalties on hackers who break into government, military and scientific research institutes’ computer systems.

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2 Responses to “China may strengthen laws against hacking”

  1. Adrianon 23 Dec 2008 at 3:09 am

    Hi Guys,

    Leaving now for my Christmas break, just wanted to wish you the best over the holidays. I quite enjoy checking your blog every day.

    Hopefully it will be a quiet Christmas for everyone!

    All the best,

  2. Heikeon 23 Dec 2008 at 4:38 am


    Have a very safe and happy holiday! Merry Christmas!