ChinaThe Chinese legislature has approved a proposal that includes stipulations for real-name registration requirements for Internet users, state media reported on Friday. Xinhua noted on Twitter that the new rules meant to “enhance protection of personal info online and safeguard public interests” had been approved. News of the upcoming vote emerged earlier this week and quickly drew concern from Chinese users. While the law has made it through Chinese legislature, it’s worth pointing out that the exact timing and the implementation of these regulations have yet to be sketched out. Xinhua pointed out that the draft will still be subject to “further deliberation and revisions” from the members of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee.

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