This would allow the copying of user information, the logging of security responses, and checking for vulnerabilities, the company, which has close links with In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s investment arm, and Google Ventures, said in a blog post.
Additionally, security in the form of the People's Armed Police would attend on-sire inspections to ensure compliance by the company in question.
The details of the new laws are relevant in the context of the claims of what China's laws can mandate for companies operating overseas by officials of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor, Huawei Technologies.
The inspections also gave the ministry authority to look for digital content prohibited by China.
According to Recorded Future, the new provisions "specify what measures its branches at the county level and above must implement in order to better protect, supervise, and manage cyber security under the CSL [China National Cyber Security Law]".
The regulations do not make it mandatory for the ministry to disclose to the company in question what has been collected during an inspection. An officer of the company is required to sign a report prepared by the ministry during an on-site inspection, but this does not apply during a remote inspection.