Public Comments Sought on Regulations on Online Protection of Minors

Public Comments Sought on Regulations on Online Protection of Minors
Recently, the Cyberspace Administration of China has drafted the Regulations on the Protection of Minors Online (Draft for Comment) (the "Regulations") for public comments before October 31, 2016.

According to the Regulations, the State encourages industrial organizations concerned to engage in the protection of minors online, and formulate industrial self-discipline standards on the protection of minors online. The Regulations stipulate that where network information service providers provide network platform services, the information published and uploaded by them shall be examined; and in case they find any information to have violated any laws, administrative regulations or departmental rules, they shall take immediate measures to filter, remove or block such information and report to the competent authorities. The Regulations specify that if a network information service provider detects any of four types of information unsuitable to be accessed by minors and likely to induce minors to develop negative emotions, such as being weary of studies, cynical, self-abased, frightened, or depressed, it shall take actions to give a reminder in an obvious way before such information is presented.



(Source: http://www.cac.gov.cn/2016-09/30/c_1119656665.htm)

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