China: Submission to the NPC Standing Committee’s Legislative Affairs Commission on the Draft “Cyber Security Law”

After careful examination of the provisions of the Draft Law, Amnesty International’s position is that many provisions of the Draft Law would run counter to China’s national and international obligations to safeguard the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy. The Draft Law would legalize censorship and surveillance in the name of national security beyond the requirements set out in international law, including strict tests of necessity and proportionality.

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