(Yicai Global) Sept. 8 -- The Cyberspace Administration of China yesterday issued rules on the administration of information services for Internet users' public accounts to promote the healthy development of such services, protect the legitimate rights of citizens, legal entities and other organizations, and safeguard national security and the public interest.
Both providers and users of information services for Internet users' public accounts must hew to a correct orientation, promote socialist core values, cultivate a positive, healthy culture on the Internet and foster a wholesome network ecology, per the rules.
The rules encourage government agencies and party organs at all levels, companies, public institutions and groups to register and use online public accounts to publish information about government affairs or public services to serve social and economic development and satisfy the public's demand for information.
Providers of information services for online public accounts shall be liable for information security management, must hire professionals with technical capacity in light of their service scale and set up and improve management systems. Users of information services for online public accounts should be responsible for information release and operating safety and should spread positive energy, comply with the relevant laws and regulations and safeguard good online dissemination discipline, the rules direct.
Both providers and users of information services for online public accounts must cooperate with the authorities in legal inspections and supervision and provide necessary technical support and assistance, the rules mandate.
They take effect on Oct. 8.