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ITOW: Report on the Cybersecurity Legislation of Major European Countries

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This is a report from Fudan University, Shanghai, China.  The report is from Oct 2020.  Please click here for the full report in English

As important cyberspace actors, China and Europe are key to building a global governance system in cyberspace. China is the fastest-growing newcomer in cyberspace, while Europe has the highest Internet penetration rate and is actively promoting the construction of a digital single market. Studying European cyber legislation is not only greatly significant in terms of enhancing China-EU cyber cooperation, but also can shed some light on how to develop a benign cyberspace interaction model among the major world powers. However, China and Europe still face challenges regarding the formation of a network order, a lack of trust, and strategic suspicion, creating a cybersecurity dilemma on multiple levels, including international, bilateral, and domestic.