Region: China

China to gain new data regulator

China’s government has proposed creating a National Data Bureau tasked with spurring its digital economy and streamlining data management – but the role of the country’s main regulator is not expected to significantly change.

10 March 2023

China finalises standard contract for international transfers

Linklaters counsel Alex Roberts and Zhao Sheng associates Roger Li and Tiantian Ke analyse China’s much-awaited finalised Personal Information Export Standard Contract.

10 March 2023

China cracks down on ‘deepfake’ misuse with new rules

China’s cybersecurity watchdog has issued regulations on the use of deep synthesis technologies to better manage the development of this fast-evolving technology and mitigate its growing risks.

15 December 2022

Data security and China-US tensions fuel TikTok bans

China-US geopolitical tensions are again spilling into the tech sector as state and federal agencies issue or propose bans against China-headquartered TikTok.

14 December 2022

Comparative analysis of the proposed Chinese standard contract and EU standard contractual clauses

Rohan Massey, David Chen, Christopher Foo and Pauline Tang of Ropes & Gray analyse and compare key international transfer documents in the EU and Chinese data protection regimes.

14 December 2022

Reed Smith enhances tech and data presence in China

Reed Smith has appointed data, technology and telecommunications expert Barbara Li as partner in Beijing, boosting its presence in the area.

10 October 2022

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

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