Beijing Municipality Self-Discipline Convention on Internet Application Programmes and Public Information Services

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This convention was announced on 26 November 2014. According to Xinhua, it was signed by over 50 websites, including Sina, Netease and Sohu. In the Xinhua report, the names of companies such as Baidu and Tencent are conspicuously absent. I have not been able to verify whether they have signed this document or not. 

Following the swift development of the mobile Internet, mobile Internet application programmes (hereafter named apps) have been applied increasingly broadly in areas such as information publication, commercial marketing, social interaction, etc., and their influence in areas such as cultural dissemination, economic growth and social development is growing increasingly large. At the same time, a number of unlawful and harmful phenomena have appeared, such as the use of apps to publish false information, disseminate online rumours, infringe users’ privacy, conduct illegal trading, disseminate obscene and vulgar information, etc., this gravely harms the lawful rights and interests of consumers, and gravely disorders the Internet information dissemination order. In order to standardize and guide apps and public information service activities, promote the healthy and orderly development of the app sector, and stimulate social harmony and national development, this Convention is formulated.

I, Take the lead in persisting in running the web according to the law. Persist in implementing the spirit of the 4th Plenum of the 18th Party Congress, take the lead in abiding by State laws and regulations and all policies and principles, take the lead in promoting surfing according to the law, take the lead in safeguarding the online rule of law order, make concerted efforts to jointly create a civilized, healthy and rule of law cyberspace.

II, Realistically safeguard cybersecurity. Incessantly raise technological innovation capabilities, complete management systems, perfect guarantee measures, promote real identity information authentication, guarantee technological security, platform security, information security and application security, and promote the safe and orderly circulation of online information.

III, Vigorously transmit positive energy. Persist in using advanced technology to communicate advanced culture, forcefully carry forward the Socialist core value system, carry forward China’s excellent traditional culture, persist in the correct public opinion orientation, energize online civilized tendencies, advocate the good, the true and the beautiful, oppose the bad, the false and the ugly, and guide and promote society’s healthy development.

IV, Persist in resisting unlawful and harmful information. Respect the “seven baseline”, implement dominant responsibilities, and strengthen content inspection. Promise to and request users to not use apps to produce, reproduce, publish or disseminate information that violates laws or regulations, or is harmful, do not provide dissemination space for any kind of harmful information.

V, Fully protect users’ lawful rights and interests. Respect users’ right to autonomously choose to download and install apps, respect users’ rights to autonomously choose service content and service methods, respect users’ right to know and their personal dignity, protect users’ personal information and their lawful rights and interests.

VI: Jointly safeguard an environment of fair competition. Persist in doing business according to the law, advocate fair competition, firmly resist infringing and piracy activities, firmly oppose acts of unfair competition, raise service quality, enhance the sector’s image and realize common development and common flourishing through strengthening communication and cooperation.

VII, Dare to bear social responsibilities. Persist in putting social effect above economic effect, treat the enterprise’s image as the life of the enterprise, strengthen sectoral self-regulation, promote the construction of honesty, consciously accept social supervision. Through serving netizens and society even better and in an even more convenient manner, implement social responsibility, display social values, and strive to become loyal upholders of the social interest and positive promoters of national development.

The Capital Internet Society is responsible for supervising the implementation of this Convention by its signatories, and on the basis of this Convention, evaluates the signatories of this Convention through the Capital Internet Society Network Information Technology Security Specialist Committee, violators will be subject to a warning, sectoral censure, listing on a blacklist, media exposure and prohibition from entering the sector, according to the circumstances.

This Convention takes effect forthwith, all walks of society are requested to supervise the matter.

北京市移动互联网应用程序公众信息服务自律公约
随着移动互联网的迅猛发展,移动互联网应用程序(以下称APP)在信息发布、商业推广、社会交往等领域的应用越来越广,对文化传播、经济增长、社会发展等方面的影响越来越大。与此同时,也出现了不少利用APP发布虚假信息、散布网络谣言、窃取用户隐私、进行非法营销、传播淫秽低俗信息等违法不良现象,极大侵害了消费者的合法权益,严重扰乱了互联网信息传播秩序。为了规范和引导APP公众信息服务活动,推动APP行业健康有序发展,促进社会和谐与国家发展,制定本公约。
一、带头坚持依法办网。坚决贯彻落实党的十八届四中全会精神,带头遵守国家法律法规和各项方针政策,带头推动依法上网,带头维护网络法治秩序,齐心协力、共同营造文明、健康、法治的网络空间。
二、切实维护网络安全。不断提高技术创新能力,健全管理制度,完善保障措施,推行真实身份信息认证,确保技术安全、平台安全、信息安全、应用安全,推动网络信息安全有序流动。
三、积极传递正能量。坚持用先进技术传播先进文化,大力弘扬社会主义核心价值观,弘扬中华优秀传统文化,坚持正确舆论导向,大兴网络文明之风,倡导真善美,反对假丑恶,引导和推动社会健康发展。
四、坚决抵制违法不良信息。恪守“七条底线”,落实主体责任,强化内容审核。承诺并诚请广大用户不利用APP制作、复制、发布、传播违法违规不良信息,不给任何有害信息提供传播空间。
五、充分保护用户合法权益。尊重用户自主选择下载、安装APP的权利,尊重用户自主选择服务内容和服务方式的权利,尊重用户的知情权和人格尊严,保护用户的个人信息及其他合法权益。
六、共同维护公平竞争环境。坚持依法经营,提倡公平竞争,坚决抵制侵权盗版活动,坚决反对不正当竞争行为,通过加强沟通合作,提高服务质量,提升行业形象,实现共同发展、共同繁荣。
七、勇于承担社会责任。坚持社会效益高于经济效益,把企业形象视同于企业生命,强化行业自律,推动诚信建设,自觉接受社会监督。通过更好、更便捷地服务网民、服务社会,履行社会责任,彰显社会价值,努力成为社会利益的忠实维护者和国家发展的积极推动者。
首都互联网协会负责监督签约成员履行本公约,并根据本公约,通过首都互联网协会网络信息技术安全专业委员会对签约成员进行评议,对违约者视情况作出警告、行业谴责、列入黑名单、媒体曝光直至行业禁入处理。
本公约自即日起施行,请社会各界予以监督。

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