China proposes four-tiered data breach response plan

15/12/2023 | Reuters

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published a draft plan outlining how local governments and businesses should assess and respond to data security incidents. The plan is based on a four-tier system depending on the level of harm imposed upon national security, a company's online and information network, and the effective running of the economy. The plan also requires organisations to establish a 24-hour work rota to address the incident and notify MIIT of the data breach within ten minutes of the incident happening.

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