Region: China

Clubhouse data protection practices face scrutiny

Popular audio social media app Clubhouse has said it is changing its data protection policies following an investigation by academics – but it still faces a probe by German data regulators.

15 February 2021

IP association: lack of data protection hinders drug development

Weak data protection rules in eight major economies are hurting US drug development companies, according to a major trade association of intellectual property owners.

29 January 2021

Trump moves to ban more Chinese apps

In a move similar to his contested restrictions on TikTok and WeChat, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would ban eight other Chinese-owned apps from the country on national security grounds.

06 January 2021

China ramps up digital enforcement with Alibaba probe

China’s competition watchdog has launched an antitrust probe into homegrown technology giant Alibaba over concerns that it forces merchants to exclusively use the platform to distribute their products.

05 January 2021

Trump delays TikTok ban as legal battles continue

The US Department of Commerce will delay its orders prohibiting TikTok from US app stores pending the outcome of ongoing litigation with plaintiffs who seek to reverse the government ban.

13 November 2020

GDPR with Chinese characteristics: China's new draft personal data protection law

Linklaters Shanghai counsel Alex Roberts sets out the main points of China’s new data protection framework.

03 November 2020

US court puts clamps on Trump’s TikTok ban

A federal judge has blocked the Trump Administration’s order banning TikTok, deeming government’s restrictions on the Chinese app as a threat to plaintiffs’ constitutional rights – a similar finding other courts have made against efforts to ban Chinese app WeChat.

02 November 2020

Trump Administration handed another loss in WeChat case

The Ninth Circuit has upheld an injunction that blocked the US Department of Commerce from banning WeChat from app stores – marking the Trump Administration’s third unsuccessful attempt in the last two months to lock the Chinese app out of the US.

27 October 2020

US judge affirms decision to halt Trump’s WeChat ban

The US Department of Commerce’s second attempt to ban WeChat has failed, as a San Francisco district judge has upheld an earlier decision that suspended the prohibitions against the Chinese app.

26 October 2020

First details emerge of China’s new GDPR-style data law

China’s government has published a new draft comprehensive data protection law, which contains a series of GDPR-style provisions – including hefty fines.

23 October 2020

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