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| China's Law Makers Call for Information Security Legislation
March 5, 1999 (BEIJING) -- Deputies to the Second Session of the Ninth
National People's Congress, China's highest law-making body, called
for legislation to ensure information security.
|China cracked nearly 100 cases of computer break-in last year. Computer
network of financial institutions such as banks and securities companies
were attacked the most by the hackers.
Shanghai deputy Zhang Lansheng pointed out that insecurity of information
has become the leading problem plaguing the rising e-business in China.
Although the popularization of computers in coastal cities makes e-business
possible, the stores are concerned about a safe flow of electronic cash
and lack of regulations governing such trading, which have held back
the development of e-business in China.
China has stepped up efforts to ensure information security in recent
years. Stipulations about computer-related crimes were included into
the Criminal Law two years ago, and a series of regulations governing
the protection of computer information system have also been unveiled.
(Xinhua News Agency)
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