beijing - China launches new security assessments with domestic and foreign technology suppliers on June 1st. This implements an important part of a new cybercrime law that will provide for stricter state-control technology and information, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The review will apply to companies offering network products and services. This is probably due to Microsoft and IBM, which sell hardware and software in China.
Foreign companies supplying hardware or services to Chinese companies in the fields of energy, transport and finance, and government agencies and public services and other key institutions must provide their products and services to be assessed. This review is carried out by a new commission managed by China's internet administrator.
The committee looks at how vulnerable the product is for manipulation. It may refuse products on the basis of unspecified risks to national security.
The measures are, however, stricter than the current method, but they are milder than the conceptual measures that circulated in February for industry. The new security assessment is being implemented as a test, suggesting that adjustments can still take place.