Telephone User Real Identity Information Registration Regulations (Opinion-Seeking Draft)

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Article 1: In order to standardize the registration activities of telephone users’ real identity information, guarantee the lawful rights and interests of telephone users and telecommunications business operators, safeguard network information security, and stimulate the healthy development of the telecommunications sector, on the basis of the “National People’s Congress Standing Committee Decision concerning Strengthening Network Information Protection” and the “Telecommunications Regulations of the People’s Republic of China, these Regulations are formulated.

Article 2: These regulations apply to registration activities of telephone users’ real identity information within the borders of the People’s Republic of China

Article 3: Telephone users’ real identity information registration as named in these Regulations, refers to activities of truthfully registering real identity information provided by users, at the time where telecommunications business operators conduct connection formalities for fixed telephones, mobile telephones (including wireless network cards, similar hereafter), etc., conclude a contract or confirm provision of service with the user.

Connection as named in these Regulations refers to users transacting the installation, moving or transfer of a fixed telephone, the opening or of a mobile phone account, as well as increasing service categories of fixed and mobile telephones.

Article 4: The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is responsible for the implementation of supervision and management of telephone user real identity information registration work nationwide.

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal telecommunications management bureaus are responsible for the implementation of supervision and management of telephone user real identity information registration work within their own administrative regions.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and all provincial, autonomous region and municipal telecommunications bureaus are jointly designated “telecommunications management organs”.

Article 5: Telecommunications business operators shall register and protect the real identity information of telephone users at the time of conducting connection formalities, according to the law.

Article 6: When Telecommunications business operators conduct connection formalities for users, they shall require the users to produce a valid identity document and provide real identity information, the user shall cooperate with this.

Where users entrust other persons to conduct networking formalities, Telecommunications business operators shall require the entrusted person to produce valid documents of the user and the entrusted person, and a letter of entrustment of the user, and provide the real identity information of the user and the entrusted person.

Article 7: Where individuals conduct telephone user real identity information registration, they may produce one of the following listed valid documents:

(1) a resident’s identity card, a temporary resident’s identity card or a hukou booklet;

(2) a Chinese People’s Liberation Army identity card, a Chinese People’s Armed Police identity card;

(3) a Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents, a Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents or other valid travel documents;

(4) a foreign citizen passport;

(5) other valid identity documents provided in laws, administrative regulations and State provisions.

Article 8: Work units handling telephone user real identity information registration, may produce on of the following valid documents:

(1) an organization code certificate;

(2) a business licence;

(3) an undertaking work unit legal person certificate or a social organization legal person registration certificate;

(4) other valid documents or certification documents provided in laws, administrative regulations and State provisions.

Where work units conduct registration, apart from producing one of the above documents, they shall also produce valid documents for the person handling the matter and a letter of authorization from the work unit.

Article 9: Telecommunications business operators shall conduct inspection of the documents produced by the user, and shall truthfully register the category of the document as well as the name, numbers and address information indicated on the documents; where users have entrusted other persons to conduct connection formalities, they shall at the same time inspect the entrusted person’s documents and register the above information of the entrusted person.

In order to convenience users’ provision of identity information and conduct of connection formalities, and to protect the lawful rights and interests of users, where Telecommunications business operators copy users’ identity documents, they shall indicate the name of the Telecommunications business operator, purpose of copying and date on the copy.

Article 10: Where users refuse to produce valid documents, refuse to provide the identity information indicated on their documents, illegally use other persons’ documents, or user counterfeit or altered documents, Telecommunications business operators may not conduct connection formalities for them.

Article 11: Telecommunications business operators shall preserve the identity information provided by users at the time of conducting connection formalities and corresponding materials for two years after the termination of the period of service provision to telephone users or providing services to them.

Article 12: Telecommunications business operators shall establish and complete user real identity information secrecy protection and management systems.

Telecommunications business operators and their work personnel shall strictly preserve the secrecy of users’ real identity information registered in the process of service provision, they may not divulge, distort or damage this, may not sell or illegally provide it to other persons, and may not use it for other purposes than the provision of service.

Article 13: Where leak, damage or loss of telephone users’ real identity information occurs or may occur, Telecommunications business operators shall immediately adopt remedial measures; where it creates or may create grave consequences, they shall immediately report it to telecommunications management organs, and cooperate with corresponding departments’ conducting investigation and handling.

Article 14: Where Telecommunications business operators entrust persons to act for them in telephone connection formality and the registration of telephone users’ real identity information, they shall conduct supervision and management over the agent’s user real identity information registration and protection work, and may not entrust agents who cannot satisfy the requirements of registration and protection of user real identity information to conduct relevant formalities.

Article 15: Telecommunications business operators shall conduct regular inspections of the registration and protection situation of telephone users’ real identity information, and provide training to their work personnel on knowledge, skills and security responsibilities related to telephone users’ real identity information registration and protection.

Article 16: Telecommunications management organs shall implement supervision over and inspection of the registration and protection situation of Telecommunications business operators’ telephone user real identity information. Telecommunications management organs may, when implementing supervision and inspection, require Telecommunications business operators to provide corresponding materials, and enter into their production and business premises to inspect the situation, Telecommunications business operators shall cooperate with this.

Telecommunications management organs implementing supervision and inspection, shall record the supervision and inspection situation. Implementation of supervision and inspection may not hamper the regular operations and service activities of Telecommunications business operators, and no fees of any kind may be charged.

Telecommunications management organs and their work personnel shall protect the secrecy of telephone users’ real identity information that they see in the process of supervision and inspection, they may not divulge, distort or damage this, and may not sell or illegally provide it to other persons.

Article 17: Where Telecommunications business operators violate the provisions of Article 6, or Article 9 to Article 15 of these Regulations, or do not cooperate with telecommunications management organs’ conducting supervision and inspection according to these Regulations, the telecommunications management organ imposes rectification within a limited time or issuance of a warning according to their powers, and may also impose a fine of 10.000 Yuan or more but less than 30.000 Yuan. Where in such cases, the “Telecommunications Regulations of the People’s Republic of China” provide for legal liability, it shall be handled according to these provisions; where it constitutes a crime, criminal liability is prosecuted according to the law.

Article 18: Where users conduct connection formalities with illegally-used, counterfeit or altered documents, Telecommunications business operators may not provide services to them, and are to handle it according to the “Identity Card Law of the People’s Republic of China”, the “Public Order Management and Punishment Law of the People’s Republic of China”, the “Rules on Application and Issuance of Resident’s Identity Documents for Serving Military Personnel and People’s Armed Police” and other regulations.

Article 19: Where telecommunications management organ work personnel neglect their duties, abuse their power or engage in irregular favouritism in the process of supervising and managing telephone user real identity information registration work, they are punished according to the law; where it constitutes a crime, criminal liability is prosecuted according to the law.

Article 20: Telecommunications business operators shall notify users and adopt convenient measures through telephone, text message, written correspondents, announcements or other forms, to conduct supplementary registration formalities of telephone users who have not provided real identity information before these Regulations took effect or whose provided real identity information is incomplete.

Telecommunications business operators shall, when affirming the provision of service of online users who have not yet provided real identity information, require users to provide real identity information.

Article 21: These Regulations take effect on (day, month, year).
电话用户真实身份信息登记规定
(征求意见稿)
第一条 为了规范电话用户真实身份信息登记活动,保障电话用户和电信业务经营者的合法权益,维护网络信息安全,促进电信业的健康发展,根据《全国人民代表大会常务委员会关于加强网络信息保护的决定》和《中华人民共和国电信条例》,制定本规定。
第二条 中华人民共和国境内的电话用户真实身份信息登记活动,适用本规定。
第三条 本规定所称电话用户真实身份信息登记,是指电信业务经营者为用户办理固定电话、移动电话(含无线上网卡,下同)等入网手续,在与用户签订协议或者确认提供服务时,如实登记用户提供的真实身份信息的活动。
本规定所称入网,是指用户办理固定电话装机、移机、过户,移动电话开户、过户,以及为固定电话、移动电话增加服务种类等。
第四条 工业和信息化部负责对全国的电话用户真实身份信息登记工作实施监督管理。
各省、自治区、直辖市通信管理局负责对本行政区域内的电话用户真实身份信息登记工作实施监督管理。
工业和信息化部和各省、自治区、直辖市通信管理局统称“电信管理机构”。
第五条 电信业务经营者应当依法登记和保护电话用户办理入网手续时提供的真实身份信息。
第六条 电信业务经营者为用户办理入网手续时,应当要求用户出示有效证件、提供真实身份信息,用户应当予以配合。
用户委托他人办理入网手续的,电信业务经营者应当要求受托人出示用户和受托人的有效证件及用户的委托书,并提供用户和受托人的真实身份信息。
第七条 个人办理电话用户真实身份信息登记的,可以出示下列有效证件之一:
(一)居民身份证、临时居民身份证或者户口簿;
(二)中国人民解放军军人身份证件、中国人民武装警察身份证件;
(三)港澳居民来往内地通行证、台湾居民来往大陆通行证或者其他有效旅行证件;
(四)外国公民护照;
(五)法律、行政法规和国家规定的其他有效身份证件。
第八条 单位办理电话用户真实身份信息登记的,可以出示下列有效证件之一:
(一)组织机构代码证;
(二)营业执照;
(三)事业单位法人证书或者社会团体法人登记证书;
(四)法律、行政法规和国家规定的其他有效证件或者证明文件。
单位办理登记的,除出示以上证件之一外,还应当出示经办人的有效证件和单位的授权书。
第九条 电信业务经营者应当对用户出示的证件进行查验,并如实登记证件类别以及证件上所记载的姓名(名称)、号码、住址信息;对于用户委托他人办理入网手续的,应当同时查验受托人的证件并登记受托人的上述信息。
为了方便用户提供身份信息、办理入网手续,保护用户的合法权益,电信业务经营者复印用户身份证件的,应当在复印件上注明电信业务经营者名称、复印目的和日期。
第十条 用户拒绝出示有效证件,拒绝提供其证件上所记载的身份信息,冒用他人的证件,或者使用伪造、变造的证件的,电信业务经营者不得为其办理入网手续。
第十一条 电信业务经营者在向电话用户提供服务期间及终止向其提供服务后两年内,应当留存用户办理入网手续时提供的身份信息和相关材料。
第十二条 电信业务经营者应当建立健全用户真实身份信息保密管理制度。
电信业务经营者及其工作人员对在提供服务过程中登记的用户真实身份信息应当严格保密,不得泄露、篡改或者毁损,不得出售或者非法向他人提供,不得用于提供服务之外的目的。
第十三条 电话用户真实身份信息发生或者可能发生泄露、毁损、丢失的,电信业务经营者应当立即采取补救措施;造成或者可能造成严重后果的,应当立即向相关电信管理机构报告,配合相关部门进行的调查处理。
第十四条 电信业务经营者委托他人代理电话入网手续、登记电话用户真实身份信息的,应当对代理人的用户真实身份信息登记和保护工作进行监督和管理,不得委托不能满足用户真实身份信息登记和保护要求的代理人代办相关手续。
第十五条 电信业务经营者应当对其电话用户真实身份信息登记和保护情况进行定期自查,并对其工作人员进行电话用户真实身份信息登记和保护相关知识、技能及安全责任培训。
第十六条 电信管理机构应当对电信业务经营者的电话用户真实身份信息登记和保护情况实施监督检查。电信管理机构实施监督检查时,可以要求电信业务经营者提供相关材料,进入其生产经营场所调查情况,电信业务经营者应当予以配合。
电信管理机构实施监督检查,应当记录监督检查的情况。实施监督检查不得妨碍电信业务经营者正常的经营或者服务活动,不得收取任何费用。
电信管理机构及其工作人员对在实施监督检查过程中知悉的电话用户真实身份信息应当予以保密,不得泄露、篡改或者毁损,不得出售或者非法向他人提供。
第十七条 电信业务经营者违反本规定第六条、第九条至第十五条的规定,以及不配合电信管理机构依照本规定开展的监督检查的,由电信管理机构依据职权责令限期改正,予以警告,可以并处一万元以上三万元以下罚款。其中,《中华人民共和国电信条例》规定法律责任的,依照其规定处理;构成犯罪的,依法追究刑事责任。
第十八条 用户以冒用、伪造、变造的证件办理入网手续的,电信业务经营者不得为其提供服务,并由相关部门依照《中华人民共和国居民身份证法》、《中华人民共和国治安管理处罚法》、《现役军人和人民武装警察居民身份证申领发放办法》等规定处理。
第十九条 电信管理机构工作人员在对电话用户真实身份信息登记工作实施监督管理的过程中玩忽职守、滥用职权、徇私舞弊的,依法给予处理;构成犯罪的,依法追究刑事责任。
第二十条 电信业务经营者应当通过电话、短信息、书面函件或者公告等形式告知用户并采取便利措施,为本规定施行前尚未提供真实身份信息或者所提供身份信息不全的电话用户补办登记手续。
电信业务经营者应当在向尚未提供真实身份信息的在网用户确认提供服务时,要求用户提供真实身份信息。
第二十一条 本规定自 年 月 日起施行。

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    […] On 16 July, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) promulgated two new regulations: the Telecommunications and Internet Personal User Data Protection Regulations and the Telephone User Real Identity Information Registration Regulations. These measures had been made available for public consultation in April (see: telecommunications, telephone). […]

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