Procedural Regulations for Administrative Law Enforcement concerning Internet Information Content Management (Opinion-seeking Draft)

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Chapter I: General Provisions

Article 1: In order to standardize and guarantee that Internet information content management departments exercise their powers according to the law, correctly impose administrative punishment, stimulate the healthy and orderly development of Internet information services, protect the lawful rights and interests of citizens, legal persons and other organizations, safeguard national security and the public interest, on the basis of the relevant provisions of the “Administrative Punishment Law of the People’s Republic of China”, the “Administrative Coercion Law of the People’s Republic of China”, the “National People’s Congress Standing Committee Decision concerning Strengthening the Protection of Online Information”, the “Internet Information Service Management Rules” and the “State Council Notice concerning Empowering the Cyberspace Administration of China to Take Responsibility of Internet Information Content Management Work”, etc., these Regulations are formulated.

Article 2: These Regulations apply to Internet information content management departments carrying out administrative law enforcement, and imposing administrative punishment on individuals, legal persons and other organizations violating laws, regulations and rules concerning Internet information content management.

Internet information content management departments as mentioned in these Regulations, are the Cyberspace Administration of China and the local Internet information offices.

Article 3: Internet information content management departments carrying out law enforcement shall abide by the principles of openness, fairness and justice, ensure that the facts are clear, evidence is conclusive, procedures are lawful, laws, regulations and rules are used correctly and appropriately, and law enforcement documents are used in a standardized manner.

Article 4: Internet information content management departments are to establish administrative law enforcement supervision structures.

Higher-level Internet information content management departments are to supervise the implementation of axle by lower-level Internet information content management departments.

Article 5: The national and local Internet information content management departments shall strengthen the construction of law enforcement ranks, establish and complete law enforcement training, examination, assessment, qualification and seniority management structures.

Law enforcement personnel shall participate in training concerning legal knowledge and professional knowledge organized by the national and local Internet information content management departments, undergo axle qualification assessment and examination, and may only engage in law enforcement work after obtaining law enforcement certification.

Law enforcement certification are uniformly produced, approved and issued by the national Internet information content management department, or issued and approved by authorized provincial-level Internet information content management departments.

Chapter II: Axle jurisdiction

Article 6: Administrative punishment jurisdiction is held by the county-level or higher Internet information content management department of localities where unlawful acts occurred.

Localities where unlawful acts occurred include the locality where the website on which the unlawful act occurred is registered, the place of residence of the website builder, manager or users, or the locality of industry and commerce registration (where the locality of industry and commerce registration is different from the main business locality, the main business locality may be used), the locality of network access, and the location of the computer and other such terminals.

Article 7: County (district) and city (quarter, prefecture) Internet information content management departments have jurisdiction over administrative punishment cases concerning Internet information content within their administrative areas according to their powers.

Provincial, autonomous region and municipal Internet information content management departments have jurisdiction over major and complex administrative punishment cases concerning Internet information content within their administrative areas according to their powers.

The national Internet information content management department has jurisdiction over administrative punishment cases concerning Internet content appearing on Central news websites and major commercial websites as well as major or complex administrative Internet information content punishment cases occurring on a nationwide scale.

Provincial, autonomous region and municipal Internet information content management departments may, on the basis of laws, regulations and rules, and taking account local realities, stipulate the concrete division of work for hierarchical jurisdiction within their administrative areas.

Article 8: Where two or more Internet information content management departments both have jurisdiction over the same unlawful act by the parties concerned, the Internet information content management department that first filed the case or of the main locality where the unlawful act occurred will have jurisdiction. Where jurisdictional powers are disputed, matters will be resolved through consultation; where consultation is unsuccessful, the matter will be reported to a common higher level Internet information content management department that will assign jurisdiction.

Article 9: When higher-level Internet information content management departments believe it to be necessary, they may directly investigate and prosecute cases over which lower-level Internet information content management departments have jurisdiction, they may also transmit cases that fall under their own jurisdiction to lower-level Internet information content management departments for investigation and prosecution.

Where lower-level Internet information content management departments cannot exercise jurisdictional powers over cases under their jurisdiction because of special reasons, they may request a higher-level Internet information content management department to take over or reassign jurisdiction.

Article 10: After higher-level Internet information content management departments receive a notification about jurisdictional disputes or a request to reassign jurisdiction, they shall make a decision on the assignment of jurisdiction within ten working days, and notify the lower-level Internet information content management departments in writing.

Article 11: Where Internet information content management departments discover that cases do not fall under their jurisdiction, they shall transmit them timely to Internet information content management departments that have jurisdiction, or to relevant administrative management departments for processing.

Internet information content management departments receiving such transmitted cases shall timely inform the transmitting Internet information content management department about the results of the investigation and prosecution in that case; where it is believed the transmission is inappropriate, they shall request the common higher-level Internet information content management department to assign jurisdiction, and the case may not be transmitted again.

Article 12: When Internet information content management departments investigate and prosecute cases and discover that the unlawful act is a suspected crime, they shall timely transmit it to the judicial authorities.

Where judicial bodies decide to file a case, the Internet information content management department shall, within three days from receiving notification about such filing from the judicial authorities, submit all materials related to the case to the judicial authorities, and conduct handover formalities.

Article 13: Where Internet information content management departments may lawfully revoke Internet news information service permits, cancel Internet news information service licenses or cancel Internet news information service filing numbers, they should put forward a proposal for administrative punishment, and submit the obtained evidence and corresponding materials to the Internet information content management department that originally issued licenses or granted filing, the original licence-issuing or filing Internet information content management department will make an administrative punishment decision about whether or not they will revoke permits, cancel licenses or delete filing numbers.

Chapter III: Case-filing

Article 14: Internet information content management departments shall timely investigate, prosecute and deal with the following matters, and fill out a “case source registration file”:

(1) where case clues are found during supervision and inspection;

(2) where citizens, legal persons or other organizations file a complaint, appeal or report;

(3) where higher-level bodies hand it over or lower-level bodies request investigation and prosecution;

(4) where relevant department transfer the matter or it is divulged through other methods and channels.

Article 15: The filing of cases shall meet the following conditions:

(1) there being suspected unlawful facts;

(2) where administrative punishment shall be imposed according to the law;

(3) which fall within the scope of Internet information content supervision, management and administrative punishment;

(4) which fall under the jurisdiction of the Internet information content management department in question.

Where the conditions for filing a case are met, a “case-filing examination and approval form” shall be filled out, corresponding materials are attached at the same time, it is to be reported within seven working days to the relevant responsible person within the Internet information content management department for approval of case filing, and two or more law enforcement personnel are assigned as case handlers. Under specific circumstances, it is permitted to lengthen the case filing period to 15 working days.

Article 16: Concerning complaints, appeals or reports for which no cases are filed, after agreement from the responsible person within the Internet information content management department, the results shall be notified to the named complainant, appealing party or reporting party, and the corresponding circumstances for non-filing will be recorded and preserved in writing.

Where it is decided not to file cases after transferral to another department, the transferring department shall be notified in writing.

Where filing is refused or cancelled, the handlers shall produce a “non-filing examination and approval form” or a “filing cancellation examination and approval form”, and report it to the relevant responsible person within the Internet information content management department for approval.

Article 17: Where one of the following circumstances applies to case handlers, they shall withdraw on their own initiative; the parties also have the right to request the withdrawal of case handlers:

(1) being a party in the case or a party’s close relative;

(2) having direct relationships of interest with the case;

(3) having other relationships with parties toe the case that may influence the fair processing of the case.

The withdrawal of case handlers is decided upon by relevant responsible persons within the Internet information content management department. Where the parties refuse to submit to such decisions, they may appeal for reconsideration once.

Before a withdrawal decision is made, the personnel whose withdrawal is requested does not cease investigation and handling of the case.

Chapter IV: Investigations and evidence gathering

Article 18: When Internet information content management departments engage in case investigations and evidence-gathering, there may not be fewer than two law enforcement personnel, and they shall display their law enforcement badge. When necessary, it is also permitted to entrust or specially appoint specific personnel to provide assistance.

Where evidence is collected and gathered with a party in the case for the first time, they shall be notified about the right they have to request the withdrawal of handling personnel.

When collecting gathering evidence with relevant work units or individuals, these shall be notified about their duty to truthfully provide evidence. The subject of investigation or relevant persons shall truthfully answer inquiries and assist or cooperate with the investigation, timely provide information issued by the Internet information service provider, information issued by users, daily records and other such relevant materials that should be preserved according to the law, they may not obstruct or interfere with the investigation of the case.

Law enforcement personnel shall maintain the secrecy of State secrets, commercial secrets, personal privacy and personal information that they learn in the process of handling cases.

Article 19: Where Internet information content management departments need to coordinate investigations or evidence-gathering with other localities’ Internet information content management departments during the process of handling cases, they shall issue a letter of investigation entrustment. The entrusted Internet information content management department shall vigorously provide assistance, and shall generally complete corresponding work within 15 working days of receiving the letter of investigation entrustment; where it is necessary to extend the period of completion or assistance is not possible, the entrusting Internet information content management department shall be notified timely.

Article 20: Materials that may be used to prove facts of cases are all evidence, including electronic data, audiovisual material, written evidence, material evidence, witness testimony, statements by the parties, appraisal opinions, investigation reports, inspection records, on-the-spot records, inquiry records, etc.

Electronic data refers to all data that is produced, altered, deleted, stored, transmitted or obtained with the use of information technology, including information created through e-mail, electronic data exchange, online chat records, blogs, microblogs, mobile short messages, electronic signatures, domain names, etc., or information stored on electronic equipment and storage media.

Audiovisual material includes recorded sound material and video material.

For recorded sound material and video material stored on electronic media, the provisions on electronic data apply.

Article 21: Evidence obtained lawfully by Internet information content management departments before the filing of a case may be considered as a basis to establish facts. Electronic data obtained through online inspections and other such methods, that are reliable, may be considered as a basis to establish facts, except where there are prohibiting statutory provisions.

The collection and extraction of electronic data shall conform to national standards, sectoral standards and technological norms, and the integrity, legality, accuracy and correlation of collected or extracted electronic data is to be ensured, otherwise, it may not be used as a basis to establish facts.

Article 22: Before Internet information content management departments file cases, they may adopt measures including inquiries, on-the-spot examinations, inspections, authentication, obtaining evidentiary materials, etc., they may not limit the personal and property rights of targets of preliminary inspection.

After Internet information content management departments file cases, they may adopt preliminary registration and preservation measures with regard to goods, facilities and premises.

Article 23: Internet information content management departments shall, in the process of handling cases, timely interview witnesses. Except for special cases, it is permitted to bring in witnesses to assist in the investigation.

Where law enforcement personnel engage in inquiries, they shall produce “Inquiry notes”, clearly indicating the time, place, relevant facts, process and other such matters. The inquiry notes shall be handed over to the counterpart of the inquiry or relevant persons for verification, and after it is verified they do not contain mistakes, the inquiry counterpart or relevant person shall sign or stamp every page of the notes, and indicate their opinion that the notes are accurate. Corrections in the notes shall be signed or stamped by the counterpart of the inquiry or relevant persons. The notes shall indicate the identity of law enforcement personnel, the title of their credentials, the number of their credentials, etc. Law enforcement personnel shall sign the notes.

Article 24: Internet information content management departments shall conduct on-the-spot examinations or inspections of the premises, goods and networks involved in unlawful Internet information content, and pay attention to collecting and determining written evidence, material evidence, audiovisual material as well as electronic data.

Article 25: Internet information content management departments may, in order to resolve certain specialist questions in cases, entrust the judicial expert evidence bodies to provide appraisals and opinions; where the matter does not fall under the scope of judicial expert evidence, they may entrust the matter to bodies having the abilities and conditions to provide a monitoring report or inspection report.

Article 26: Internet information content management departments may obtain evidentiary materials that can prove a case from work units and individuals, and may photography, film, copy or reproduce it as needed.

Obtained documentary evidence and material evidence shall be original. Where it is difficult to obtain original documents or materials, it is permitted that the relevant work unit or individual submitting the evidence signs their name on or stamps the reproduction, the phrase “this has been provided by xxx, and has been checked to be identical as the original document (material)” or a written explanation shall be provided, the date and source of the evidence shall be clearly noted, and it shall be sighed or stamped.

Obtained audiovisual material and electronic data shall be on the original carrier or back-up medium. Where it is difficult to obtain the original carrier or back-up medium, it is permitted to collect a copy, and the method of production, time of production, producer and other such matters shall be clearly indicated.

Internet information content management departments shall examine and verify obtained evidentiary materials and create records.

Article 27: Under circumstances where evidence might be lost or would be difficult to obtain at a later point in time, with the approval of the responsible persons in the Internet information content management department, law enforcement personnel are permitted to impose preliminary registered storage on computers, servers, hard drives, mobile storage devices, storage cadres and other such goods involved in suspected unlawful Internet information services according to the law, produce “Materials in Registered Storage List”, and provide a “Notification of Materials in Registered Storage” to the parties. During the period of preliminary registered storage, the parties may not destroy, remove or illegally transfer evidence.

When Internet information content management departments shall make one of the following handling decisions concerning evidence in preliminary registered storage within seven days:

(1) where it is necessary to adopt measures to preserve the evidence, returning it after adopting measures such as recording, reproduction, photography, videotaping and other such evidence preservation measures;

(2) where it is necessary to inspect, monitor or authenticate it, submitting it to a body with relevant qualifications for inspection, monitoring or authentication;

(3) where an unlawful fact is established, confiscating it according to the law, making an administrative punishment decision, and confiscating the unlawful goods;

(4) where an unlawful fact is not established, or an unlawful fact is established but nothing should be confiscated according to the law, the preliminary registered storage is ended.

Where no handling decision is made within this period, the preliminary registered storage shall be ended.

Article 29: For the sake of collecting and preserving electronic data, Internet information content management departments may adopt on-the-spot evidence gathering and long-distance evidence gathering, and order relevant work units and individuals fix and submit evidence, etc.

After the conclusion of on-the-spot evidence gathering and long-distance evidence gathering, “Electronic Evidence Gathering Work Records” shall be produced.

Article 30: During the process of investigation and evidence gathering, law enforcement personnel shall demand the parties to sign, fingerprint or stamp the records and relevant materials, or affirm them in another way. Where parties refuse to attend, refuse to sign, fingerprint, stamp or affirm them in another manner, or where it is impossible to locate the parties, two law enforcement ma personnel shall indicate the reasons on the records or other materials, and invite relevant persons to sign or stamp them in the capacity of witness, they may also record the matter using audio or video recording.

Article 31: After case investigations are concluded, the case handles shall write a “Case Handling Opinion Report”:

Where it is believed that an unlawful fact has been established, and administrative punishment should be imposed, they are to write a “Case Handling Opinion Report” and draft an administrative punishment suggestion letter.

Where one of the following conditions applies, they shall write a “Case Handling Opinion Report”, explain the reasons for their proposed course of action, and deal with the matter on the basis of individual circumstances, after approval by the Internet information content management department responsible person:

(1) where it is believed that unlawful facts have not been established, and the matter should be closed;

(2) where the details of the unlawful act are light, no negative results have arisen, and no administrative punishment is imposed;

(3) where the case does not fall under the jurisdiction of the body in question, and it shall be transferred to the jurisdiction of another administrative body;

(4) where a crime is suspected, and the case shall be transferred to the judicial bodies.

Article 32: Internet information content management departments shall, when carrying out case investigations, and where it has been established that evidence has proven the unlawful facts, issue a notification letter ordering rectification, to order the party to rectify the unlawful act, or rectify it within a limited time.

Chapter V: Hearings and meetings

Article 33: Before Internet information content management departments make administrative punishment decisions to cancel Internet news information service permits, relatively large fines (the standards for relatively large fine amounts are implemented according to the provisions of local regulations, local governmental rules and other such normative documents”, etc., they shall notify the party about their rights to demand the organization of a hearing. Where a party demands a hearing, they must put this forward within three days after receiving notification, and the Internet information content management department shall organize a hearing. Where a party does not demand a hearing within this time period, they shall be considered as having renounced this right.

Article 34: Internet information content management departments shall, 7 days before the hearing, issue a “Hearing Organization Notification Letter” to the party, to notify them about the time and address of the hearing. “Hearing Notes” shall be made of the hearing, and handed over to the party, who will sign or stamp them after verifying there are no mistakes.

Article 35: Internet information content management departments may, before imposing an administrative punishment decision on Internet information service providers or unlawful acts, carry out meetings with them on the basis of relevant regulations, and make “Law Enforcement Meeting Records” after the conclusion of talks.

Chapter VI: Punishment decisions and serving

Article 36: Before Internet information content management departments issue an administrative punishment decisions, they shall fill out an “Administrative Punishment Opinion Notification Letter”, to notify the parties about the unlawful facts, as well as the reasons and basis for the administrative punishment they intend to impose, as well as the fact that the parties enjoy the right to make a statement and plead their case according to the law.

Internet information content management departments shall fully hear the statements and defences of the parties. Where parties put forward facts, reasons and evidence that are reviewed and affirmed, these shall be included. Where the parties do not make a statement or plead their case within three working days after receiving the notification letter, they shall be considered as having renounced these rights.

Internet information content management departments may not aggravate punishment because of statements or defences made by parties.

Article 37: The intended administrative punishment decision shall be reported to the responsible person within the Internet information content management department for investigation. The Internet information content management department’s responsible person will, on the basis of different circumstances, respectively make the following decisions:

(1) where there truly is an unlawful act that should be subject of administrative subject, on the basis of the gravity of the circumstances and the concrete situation, issuing an administrative punishment decision;

(2) where the unlawful act is minor, and it is lawfully permitted to not impose administrative punishment, not imposing administrative punishment;

(3) where the unlawful act cannot be established, administrative punishment may not be imposed;

(4) where the unlawful act constitutes a crime, transferring it to the judiciary.

Article 38: Where circumstances are complex, or relatively severe administrative punishment is issued for grave unlawful acts, Internet information content management department responsible persons shall make the decision after collective discussion. The collective discussion decision-making process shall be recorded in writing.

Standards for complex circumstances and major cases will be determined by the Internet information content management department on the basis of the real situation.

Article 39: Internet information content management departments issuing an administrative punishment decision shall create a uniformly numbered “Administrative Punishment Decision Letter”.

The “Administrative Punishment Decision Letter” shall contain the following matters:

(1) the full name or corporate name of the parties, their addresses and other such basic matters;

(2) the facts and evidence of violations of laws, regulations and rules;

(3) the category of and basis for administrative punishment;

(4) the implementation method and time limit of administrative punishment;

(5) the channels and time limits to request administrative reconsideration or raise administrative lawsuits in case of disagreement with the administrative punishment decision;

(6) the name of the Internet information content management department issuing the punishment decision and the date of its issuance.

Where administrative punishment decisions involve the confiscation of assets, documentation concerning the confiscated assets shall also be included.

The “Administrative Punishment Decision Letter” shall carry the stamp of the Internet information content management department issuing the decision.

Article 40: An “Administrative Punishment Decision Letter” shall be handed over to the party on the spot after an announcement; where the party is not present, according to the relevant provisions of the civil procedure law, the “Administrative Punishment Decision Letter” shall be handed over to the party within seven days.

Chapter VII: Execution and case closure

Article 41: After an “Administrative Punishment Decision Letter” is delivered, the parties shall implement it within the time limits stipulated in the punishment decision.

Where the parties are truly in economic difficulty, they may put forward a request to defer the payment of fines, or pay them in instalments, and submit written materials. After examination and verification by the case handlers, a period of deferral or a time limit and financial amount for payment by instalments is determined, this is executed after being reported to and approved by relevant responsible persons within the Internet information content management department.

Article 42: Where Internet information service providers violate the relevant laws, regulations and rules, and it is necessary that the telecommunications controlling department closes websites, cancels Internet information service value-added telecommunications business permits or cancels filing numbers, the telecommunications controlling department will decide implementation on the basis of the written opinion provided by the Internet information content management department.

Article 43: The parties have the right to make a statement and plead their case with regard to administrative punishment imposed by the Internet information content management department, where they disagree with the administrative punishment decision, they have the power to request administrative reconsideration or raise an administrative lawsuit according to the law.

Where the parties disagree with an administrative punishment decision and request administrative reconsideration or raise an administrative lawsuit, the implementation of the administrative punishment does not cease, except where law provides otherwise.

Article 44: Where parties do not request administrative reconsideration or raise an administrative lawsuit within the statutory time limits, and also do not implement the administrative punishment decision, the Internet information content management department that imposed the administrative punishment may request the People’s Courts to implement it compulsorily.

Before Internet information content management departments request that the People’s Courts implement [a decision] compulsorily, they shall fill out a “Compellance Letter for the Execution of an Administrative Punishment Decision”, to compel the parties to carry out their duties, and notify them about the time limit and method for carrying out their duties, and the right to make a statement and plead their case that they enjoy according to the law, where the matter involves an additional fine, the fine amount and payment method shall be clearly indicated.

The total amount of additional fines may not exceed the amount of the original fine.

Where a party makes a statement or pleads their case, the Internet information content management department shall record and review the facts, reasons and evidence that the party provides, and produce records of the statement or defence, and a statement or defence review opinion letter. Where the facts, reasons or evidence are confirmed, the Internet information content management department shall adopt them.

Where the parties have still not implemented the punishment decision tend working days after the “Compellance Letter for the Execution of an Administrative Punishment Decision” is issued, the Internet information content management department may request that the People’s Court implement it compulsorily, and will out an “Administrative Punishment Compulsory Implementation Application Letter”.

Article 45: After administrative punishment decisions have been carried out or executed, the case handlers shall fill out an “Administrative Punishment Closure Report” arrange and bind together all relevant case materials, and file them.

Chapter VIII: Supplementary provisions

Article 46: In the time limits in these Regulations that are calculated in hours or days, the starting hour or day is not to be included. Where the last day of a time limit is a holiday, the first day after the holiday will be the expiry date. Except where relevant provisions in laws or regulations provide otherwise.

Article 47: “more”, “less” and “within” as used in these Regulations, includes the basic number.

Article 48: The national Internet information content management department is responsible for the formulation of the form and model of documents used in administrative punishments. All provincial, autonomous region and municipal Internet information content management departments may, with reference to the form and model of these documents, formulate document forms for use for administrative punishment in their administrative areas and print them on their own initiative.

Article 49: These regulations take effect on (day, month, year).

 

互联网信息内容管理行政执法程序规定(征求意见稿)

第一章 总则

第一条 为了规范和保障互联网信息内容管理部门依法行使职权,正确实施行政处罚,促进互联网信息服务健康有序发展,保护公民、法人和其他组织的合法权益,维护国家安全和公共利益,根据《中华人民共和国行政处罚法》《中华人民共和国行政强制法》《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》《互联网信息服务管理办法》《国务院关于授权国家互联网信息办公室负责互联网信息内容管理工作的通知》等有关规定,制定本规定。

第二条 互联网信息内容管理部门实施行政执法,对违反有关互联网信息内容管理法律法规规章的个人、法人或者其他组织实施行政处罚,适用本规定。

本规定所称互联网信息内容管理部门,是指国家互联网信息办公室和地方互联网信息办公室。

第三条 互联网信息内容管理部门实施行政执法,应当遵循公开、公平、公正的原则,做到事实清楚、证据确凿、程序合法、法律法规规章适用准确适当、执法文书使用规范。

第四条 互联网信息内容管理部门建立行政执法督查制度。

上级互联网信息内容管理部门对下级互联网信息内容管理部门实施的行政执法进行督查。

第五条 国家和地方互联网信息内容管理部门应当加强执法队伍建设,建立健全执法人员培训、考试考核、持证上岗和资格管理制度。

执法人员应当参加国家或者地方互联网信息内容管理部门组织的法律知识和业务知识培训,并经行政执法资格考试或者考核合格,取得执法证后方可从事执法工作。

执法证由国家互联网信息内容管理部门统一制定、核发或者授权省级互联网信息内容管理部门核发。

第二章 行政处罚的管辖

第六条 行政处罚由违法行为发生地的县级以上互联网信息内容管理部门管辖。

违法行为发生地包括实施违法行为的网站备案地,网站建立者、管理者、使用者所在地,工商登记地(工商登记地与主营业地不一致的,可按主营业地),网络接入地,计算机等终端设备所在地等。

第七条 县(区)、市(地、州)互联网信息内容管理部门依职权管辖本行政区域内的互联网信息内容行政处罚案件。

省、自治区、直辖市互联网信息内容管理部门依职权管辖本行政区域内重大、复杂的互联网信息内容行政处罚案件。

国家互联网信息内容管理部门依职权管辖中央新闻网站和主要商业网站互联网信息内容行政处罚案件及全国范围内发生的重大、复杂的互联网信息内容行政处罚案件。

省、自治区、直辖市互联网信息内容管理部门可以依据法律法规规章,结合本地区实际,规定本行政区域内级别管辖的具体分工。

第八条 对当事人的同一违法行为,两个以上互联网信息内容管理部门均有管辖权的,由先行立案或者主要违法行为发生地的互联网信息内容管理部门管辖。对管辖权有争议的,应当协商解决;协商不成的,报请共同的上一级互联网信息内容管理部门指定管辖。

第九条 上级互联网信息内容管理部门认为必要时,可以直接查处下级互联网信息内容管理部门管辖的案件,也可以将自己管辖的案件移交下级互联网信息内容管理部门查处。

下级互联网信息内容管理部门对其管辖的案件由于特殊原因不能行使管辖权的,可以报请上级互联网信息内容管理部门管辖或者指定管辖。

第十条 上级互联网信息内容管理部门接到管辖争议或者报请指定管辖请示后,应当在10个工作日内作出指定管辖的决定,并书面通知下级互联网信息内容管理部门。

第十一条 互联网信息内容管理部门发现案件不属于其管辖的,应当及时移送有管辖权的互联网信息内容管理部门或者相关行政管理部门处理。

受移送的互联网信息内容管理部门应当将案件查处结果及时函告移送案件的互联网信息内容管理部门;认为移送不当的,应当报请共同的上一级互联网信息内容管理部门指定管辖,不得再次移送。

第十二条 互联网信息内容管理部门在查处案件时,发现违法行为涉嫌犯罪的,应当及时移送同级司法机关。

司法机关决定立案的,互联网信息内容管理部门应当自接到司法机关立案通知书之日起3日内将与案件有关的材料移交司法机关,并办结交接手续。

第十三条 互联网信息内容管理部门对依法应当撤销互联网新闻信息服务许可、吊销互联网新闻信息服务许可证或者取消互联网新闻信息服务备案编号的,应当提出行政处罚的建议,并将取得的证据及相关材料报送原发证、备案的互联网信息内容管理部门,由原发证、备案的互联网信息内容管理部门依法作出是否撤销许可、吊销许可证或者取消备案编号的行政处罚决定。

第三章 立案

第十四条 互联网信息内容管理部门应当对下列事项及时调查处理, 并填写《案件来源登记表》(格式见附件1):

(一)在监督检查中发现案件线索的;

(二)公民、法人或者其他组织投诉、申诉、举报的;

(三)上级机关交办或者下级机关报请查处的;

(四)有关部门移送或者经由其他方式、途径披露的。

第十五条 立案应当符合下列条件:

(一)有涉嫌违法的事实;

(二)依法应当予以行政处罚的;

(三)属于互联网信息内容监督管理行政处罚的范围;

(四)属于本互联网信息内容管理部门管辖。

符合立案条件的,应当填写《立案审批表》(格式见附件2),同时附上相关材料,在7个工作日内报互联网信息内容管理部门相关负责人批准立案,并确定2名以上执法人员为案件承办人。特殊情况下,可以延长至15个工作日内立案。

第十六条 对于不予立案的投诉、申诉、举报,经互联网信息内容管理部门负责人批准后,应将结果告知具名的投诉人、申诉人、举报人,并将不予立案的相关情况作书面记录留存。

对于其他部门移送的案件,决定不予立案的,应当书面告知移送部门。

不予立案或者撤销立案的,承办人应当制作《不予立案审批表》(格式见附件3)或者《撤销立案审批表》(格式见附件4),报互联网信息内容管理部门相关负责人批准。

第十七条 办案人员有下列情形之一的,应当自行回避;当事人也有权申请办案人员回避:

(一)是本案的当事人或者当事人的近亲属;

(二)与本案有直接利害关系;

(三)与本案当事人有其他关系,可能影响案件公正处理的。

办案人员的回避由互联网信息内容管理部门相关负责人决定。当事人对决定不服的,可以申请复议一次。

回避决定作出前,被申请回避人员不停止对案件的调查处理。

第四章 调查取证

第十八条 互联网信息内容管理部门进行案件调查取证时,执法人员不得少于2人,并应当出示执法证。必要时,也可以委托或者聘请专业人员进行协助。

首次向案件当事人收集、调取证据的,应当告知其有申请办案人员回避的权利。

向有关单位、个人收集、调取证据时,应当告知其有如实提供证据的义务。被调查对象或者有关人员应当如实回答询问并协助、配合调查,及时提供依法应当保存的互联网信息服务提供者发布的信息、用户发布的信息、日志信息等相关材料,不得阻挠、干扰案件的调查。

执法人员对在办案过程中知悉的国家秘密、商业秘密、个人隐私、个人信息应当依法保密。

第十九条 互联网信息内容管理部门在办案过程中需要其他地区互联网信息内容管理部门协助调查、取证的,应当出具委托调查函。受委托的互联网信息内容管理部门应当积极予以协助,一般应当在接到委托调查函之日起15个工作日内完成相关工作;需要延期完成或者无法协助的,应当及时函告委托互联网信息内容管理部门。

第二十条 可以用于证明案件事实的材料都是证据,包括电子数据、视听资料、书证、物证、证人证言、当事人的陈述、鉴定意见、检验报告、勘验笔录、现场笔录、询问笔录等。

电子数据是指借助于信息技术生成、修改、删除、存储、传递、获取等形成的一切数据,包括通过电子邮件、电子数据交换、网上聊天记录、博客、微博客、手机短信、电子签名、域名等形成或存储在电子设备、存储介质中的信息。

视听资料包括录音资料和影像资料。

存储在电子介质中的录音资料和影像资料,适用电子数据的规定。

第二十一条 互联网信息内容管理部门在立案前调查依法取得的证据,可以作为认定事实的依据。通过网络巡查等技术手段获取的、具有可靠性的电子数据可以作为认定事实的依据,但违反法律禁止性规定的除外。

电子数据的收集、提取应当符合国家标准、行业标准和技术规范,并保证所收集、提取的电子数据的完整性、合法性、真实性、关联性。否则,不得作为认定事实的依据。

第二十二条 互联网信息内容管理部门在立案前,可以采取询问、勘验、检查、鉴定、调取证据材料等措施,不得限制初查对象的人身、财产权利。

互联网信息内容管理部门在立案后,可以对物品、设施、场所采取先行登记保存等措施。

第二十三条 互联网信息内容管理部门在办案过程中,应当及时询问证人。除案件特殊外,可以吸收证人协助调查。

执法人员进行询问的,应当制作《询问笔录》(格式见附件5),载明时间、地点、有关事实、经过等内容。询问笔录应当交询问对象或者有关人员核对,经核对无误后,询问对象或者有关人员应当在笔录上逐页签字、捺指印,并注明对笔录真实性的意见。笔录修改处,应当由询问对象或者有关人员签字、捺指印。笔录应当注明执法人员身份、证件名称、证件编号等。执法人员应当在笔录上签字。

第二十四条 互联网信息内容管理部门对于涉及互联网信息内容违法的场所、物品、网络应当进行勘验、检查,注意收集、固定书证、物证、视听资料以及电子数据。

第二十五条 互联网信息内容管理部门为了解决案件中某些专门性问题,可以委托司法鉴定机构出具鉴定意见;不属于司法鉴定范围的,可以委托有能力或者条件的机构出具检测报告或者检验报告。

第二十六条 互联网信息内容管理部门可以向有关单位、个人调取能够证明案件事实的证据材料,并且可以根据需要拍照、录像、复印和复制。

调取的书证、物证应当是原件、原物。调取原件、原物确有困难的,可以由提交证据的有关单位、个人在复制品上签字或者盖章,注明“此件由×××提供,经核对与原件(物)相同”的字样或者文字说明,并注明出证日期、证据出处,并签名或者盖章。

调取的视听资料、电子数据应当是原始载体或备份介质。调取原始载体或备份介质确有困难的,可以收集复制件,并注明制作方法、制作时间、制作人等情况。调取声音资料的应当附有该声音内容的文字记录。

互联网信息内容管理部门应当对调取的证据材料进行审核,并制作笔录。

第二十七条 在证据可能灭失或者以后难以取得的情况下,经互联网信息内容管理部门负责人批准,执法人员可以依法对涉案计算机、服务器、硬盘、移动存储设备、存储卡等涉嫌实施违法互联网信息服务的物品进行先行登记保存,制作《登记保存物品清单》(格式见附件6),向当事人出具《登记保存物品通知书》(格式见附件7)。先行登记保存期间,当事人不得进行损毁、销毁或者非法转移证据。

互联网信息内容管理部门实施先行登记保存时,应当通知当事人或者持有人到场,并在现场检查笔录中对采取的相关措施情况予以记载。

第二十八条 互联网信息内容管理部门对先行登记保存的证据,应当在7日内作出以下处理决定:

(一)需要采取证据保全措施的,采取记录、复制、拍照、录像等证据保全措施后予以返还;

(二)需要检验、检测、鉴定的,送交具有相应资质的机构检验、检测、鉴定;

(三)违法事实成立的,依法应当予以没收的,作出行

政处罚决定,没收违法物品;

(四)违法事实不成立,或者违法事实成立但依法不应当予以没收的,解除先行登记保存。

逾期未作出处理决定的,应当解除先行登记保存。

第二十九条 为了收集、保全电子数据,互联网信息内容管理部门可以采取现场取证,远程取证,责令有关单位、个人固定和提交等措施。

现场取证、远程取证结束后应当制作《电子取证工作记录》(格式见附件8)。

第三十条 执法人员在调查取证过程中,应当要求当事人在笔录或者其他材料上签字、捺指印、盖章或者以其他方式确认。当事人拒绝到场,拒绝签字、捺指印、盖章或者以其他方式确认,或者无法找到当事人的,应当由2名执法人员在笔录或者其他材料上注明原因,并邀请有关人员作为见证人签字或者盖章,也可以采取录音、录像等方式记录。

第三十一条 案件调查终结后,承办人应当撰写《案件处理意见报告》(格式见附件9):

认为违法事实成立,应当予以行政处罚的,撰写《案件处理意见报告》,草拟行政处罚建议书。

有下列情形之一的,撰写《案件处理意见报告》,说明拟作处理的理由,报互联网信息内容管理部门负责人批准后根据不同情况分别处理:

(一)认为违法事实不成立,应当予以销案的;

(二)违法行为情节轻微,没有造成危害后果,不予行政处罚的;

(三)案件不属于本机关管辖,应当移送其他行政机关管辖的;

(四)涉嫌犯罪,应当移送司法机关的。

第三十二条 互联网信息内容管理部门进行案件调查时,对已有证据证明违法事实成立的,应当出具责令改正通知书,责令当事人改正或者限期改正违法行为。

第五章  听证、约谈

第三十三条 互联网信息内容管理部门作出吊销互联网新闻信息服务许可证、较大数额罚款(较大数额罚款的标准按照地方性法规、地方政府规章等有关规范性文件的规定执行)等行政处罚决定之前,应当告知当事人有要求举行听证的权利。当事人要求听证的,应当在被告知后3日内提出,互联网信息内容管理部门应当组织听证。当事人逾期未要求

听证的,视为放弃权利。

第三十四条 互联网信息内容管理部门应当在听证的7日前,将《举行听证通知书》(格式见附件10)送达当事人,告知举行听证的时间、地点。

听证应当制作《听证笔录》(格式见附件11),交当事人审核无误后签字或者盖章。

第三十五条 互联网信息内容管理部门对互联网信息服务提供者违法行为作出行政处罚决定前,可以根据有关规定对其实施约谈,谈话结束后制作《执法约谈笔录》(格式见附件12)。

第六章  处罚决定、送达

第三十六条 互联网信息内容管理部门作出行政处罚决定之前,应当填写《行政处罚意见告知书》(格式见附件13),告知当事人拟作出行政处罚的违法事实、处罚的理由和依据,以及当事人依法享有的陈述、申辩权。

互联网信息内容管理部门应当充分听取当事人的陈述和申辩。当事人提出的事实、理由或者证据经复核成立的,应当采纳。当事人在接到告知书之日起3个工作日内未提出陈述、申辩的,视为放弃权利。

互联网信息内容管理部门不得因当事人陈述、申辩而加重处罚。

第三十七条 拟作出的行政处罚决定应当报互联网信息内容管理部门负责人审查。互联网信息内容管理部门负责人根据不同情况,分别作出如下决定:

(一)确有应受行政处罚的违法行为的,根据情节轻重及具体情况,作出行政处罚决定;

(二)违法行为轻微,依法可以不予行政处罚的,不予行政处罚;

(三)违法事实不能成立的,不得给予行政处罚;

(四)违法行为已构成犯罪的,移送司法机关。

第三十八条 对情节复杂或者重大违法行为给予较重的行政处罚,互联网信息内容管理部门负责人应当集体讨论决定。集体讨论决定的过程应当有书面记录。

情节复杂、重大案件标准由互联网信息内容管理部门根据实际情况确定。

第三十九条 互联网信息内容管理部门作出行政处罚决定,应当制作统一编号的《行政处罚决定书》(格式见附件14)。

《行政处罚决定书》应当载明下列事项:

(一)当事人的姓名或者名称、地址等基本情况;

(二)违反法律、法规或者规章的事实和证据;

(三)行政处罚的种类和依据;

(四)行政处罚的履行方式和期限;

(五)不服行政处罚决定,申请行政复议或者提起行政诉讼的途径和期限;

(六)作出行政处罚决定的互联网信息内容管理部门名称和作出决定的日期。

行政处罚决定中涉及没收有关物品的,还应当附没收物品凭证。

《行政处罚决定书》应当盖有作出行政处罚决定的互联网信息内容管理部门的印章。

第四十条 《行政处罚决定书》应当在宣告后当场交付当事人;当事人不在场的,应当在7日内依照民事诉讼法的有关规定,将《行政处罚决定书》送达当事人。

第七章 执行与结案

第四十一条 《行政处罚决定书》送达后,当事人应当在处罚决定的期限内予以履行。

当事人确有经济困难,可以提出延期或者分期缴纳罚款的申请,并提交书面材料。经案件承办人审核,确定延期或者分期缴纳罚款的期限和金额,报互联网信息内容管理部门相关负责人批准后执行。

第四十二条 互联网信息服务提供者违反相关法律法规规章,需由通信主管部门关闭网站、吊销互联网信息服务增值电信业务经营许可证或者取消备案编号的,由通信主管部门根据互联网信息内容管理部门出具的书面意见决定实施。

第四十三条 当事人对互联网信息内容管理部门给予的行政处罚享有陈述、申辩权,对行政处罚决定不服的,有权依法申请行政复议或者提起行政诉讼。

当事人对行政处罚决定不服,申请行政复议或者提起行政诉讼的,行政处罚不停止执行,法律另有规定的除外。

第四十四条 当事人在法定期限内不申请行政复议或者提起行政诉讼,又不履行行政处罚决定的,作出处罚决定的互联网信息内容管理部门可以申请人民法院强制执行。

互联网信息内容管理部门申请人民法院强制执行前应当填写《履行行政处罚决定催告书》(格式见附件15),书面催告当事人履行义务,并告知履行义务的期限和方式、依法享有的陈述和申辩权,涉及加处罚款的,应当有明确的金额和给付方式。

加处罚款的总数额不得超过原罚款数额。

当事人进行陈述、申辩的,互联网信息内容管理部门应当对当事人提出的事实、理由和证据进行记录、复核,并制作陈述申辩笔录、陈述申辩复核意见书。当事人提出的事实、理由或者证据成立的,互联网信息内容管理部门应当采纳。

《履行行政处罚决定催告书》送达10个工作日后,当事人仍未履行处罚决定的,互联网信息内容管理部门可以申请人民法院强制执行,并填写《行政处罚强制执行申请书》(格式见附件16)。

第四十五条 行政处罚决定履行或者执行后,办案人应当填写《行政处罚结案报告》(格式见附件17),将有关案件材料进行整理装订,归档保存。

第八章 附则

第四十六条 本规定中的期限以时、日计算,开始的时和日不计算在内。期限届满的最后一日是节假日的,以节假日后的第一日为届满的日期。法律、法规另有规定的除外。

第四十七条 本规定中的“以上”、“以下”、“以内”,均包括本数。

第四十八条 国家互联网信息内容管理部门负责制定行政处罚所适用的文书格式范本。各省、自治区、直辖市互联网信息内容管理部门可以参照文书格式范本,制定本行政区域行政处罚所适用的文书格式并自行印制。

第四十九条 本规定自  年  月  日起施行。

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