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Internet operators must coop with authorities in probe of state secret leaks

English.news.cn   2010-04-27 08:14:07 FeedbackPrintRSS

BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Internet operators and other public information network service providers should cooperate with public security and state security departments in probes of state secret leaks, according to a law amendment discussed Monday by lawmakers.

The amendments to the Law on Guarding State Secrets was submitted for its third reading at the four-day session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, or the top legislature, which began Monday.

Laws or amendments usually go through three readings before being adopted by China's top legislature.

According to the amendment, "information transmissions should be immediately stopped if they are found to contain state secrets."

The amendment says once a leak has been discovered, records should be kept and discoverers should report it to public and state security departments in charge of confidentiality.

"The information relating to state secrets should be removed according to orders of relative departments," the amendment says.

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Editor: Xiong Tong
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