Region: China

China reveals plans to boost penalties for cybersecurity violations

The Chinese cyberspace regulator has proposed an amendment to the country's cybersecurity law, including a ten-fold boost in fines.

16 September 2022

One year on from DSL and PIPL: challenges for multinational companies

China has rapidly evolved its legal framework in the wake of the landmark Data Security Law and Personal Information Protection Law. Morgan Lewis & Bockius partners Todd Liao and Lesli Ligorner and associate Sylvia Hu map out what companies should do to comply with a raft of new requirements.

16 September 2022

China issues second-highest global privacy fine

The Cyberspace Administration of China has slapped ride-sharing operator Didi with a 8 billion yuan (€1.12 billion) fine for illegally collecting personal information and undertaking data practices that threatened the country’s national security.

21 July 2022

China releases draft SCC requirements for exporting personal data

China’s proposed standard contract provisions provide additional clarity and hurdles for entities transferring residents’ data outside of the country.

06 July 2022

China introduces new account information rules

China will force certain entities to verify the information provided by users when they register personal online accounts.

29 June 2022

First civil antitrust suit based on data access filed in China

A data mining company has accused Chinese social media platform Weibo of trying to push it out of business by refusing to grant it access to troves of data, in the country’s first-ever civil case alleging that such a refusal violates antitrust law.

19 November 2021

China eyes additional data security rules

The Chinese data watchdog is proposing a host of new compliance measures for organisations processing data in China and beyond, including a framework for classifying data and new requirements for data controllers.

16 November 2021

US FCC pulls telecoms licence over surveillance concerns

The Federal Communications Commission has ordered China Telecom to close its US business within 60 days, citing concerns that the Chinese Communist Party could use the state-owned company to access confidential data – and signalling that other companies will soon be in the firing line.

27 October 2021

GDR explores US-China tech competition

The AI development race between the US and China could shape the geopolitical landscape for the next century, according to GDR's Q3 2021 Special Report.

21 October 2021

China imposes €460 million platform fine

China’s competition enforcer has issued leading food delivery platform Meituan with its second-highest fine on record for forcing merchants to exclusively use its platform and pay a fee to do so.

11 October 2021

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