A July 2019 draft policy released by the Cyberspace Administration of China states that individuals and companies whose online behavior is in violation of existing cyberspace laws will be blacklisted for up to 3 years. Individuals and companies will be blacklisted if:
- They own a website that has been shut down or have had their internet operation license revoked due to violation of internet content laws
- They’ve been otherwise penalized [by internet authorities] but failed to perform the penalty
- They disseminated information that violates “social morality, business ethics, honesty and integrity”, or if they intentionally provided technology, equipment, or information services for the same purpose.
This is one of the first national-level policies tying China’s existing online censorship regulations into the national SCS, and explicitly stating that online behavior will be tied to social credit records.