Under the CSL, CII refers to the information infrastructure usedin important industries and sectors such as public communications,information services, energy, transport, water conservancy,finance, public services, e-government where it would result inserious damages to the national security, national economy,people's livelihood and public interests if such informationinfrastructure is destroyed, loses any functions or there is anydata leakage out of such information infrastructure. According to aliteral reading of the CSL, Network Operators engaged in theforegoing CII industries and sectors are likely to be categorizedas CII Operators. The meaning and scope of the CII Operator issubject to the scope of the CII.


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