Region: China

Asia-Pacific data landscape set to change

Legal uncertainty and geopolitical rumblings in the Asia-Pacific region have led local businesses to reconsider their data storage strategies, observers say.

23 June 2020

Chinese regulator issues first fines for lax data reporting

China’s banking regulator has fined the country’s four major state-owned lenders for inconsistencies in their financial data reporting, marking the first time it has issued penalties for data matters amid the release of stricter standards.

21 May 2020

FTC commissioner wants more COPPA safe harbour oversight

The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with a Tencent subsidiary for making false claims about its membership of a programme aimed at protecting children’s data – but a Democratic commissioner wants more details about the company’s violations.

21 May 2020

US charges Chinese military hackers over Equifax data breach

The US has charged four members of the Chinese military over a 2017 cyberattack on credit reporting agency Equifax that affected almost 150 million people.

11 February 2020

China updates mobile app data rules

China’s state information security body has published a strict set of data standards requiring app operators to make personal information collection more transparent.

10 January 2020

TikTok data practices attacked

Popular social media platform TikTok has illicitly “vacuumed up” and transferred users’ data to Chinese servers, according to a US federal lawsuit.

04 December 2019

US committee warned of China’s bulk data collection

China’s government will have legal and technical access to all digital data within its borders from next year, the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary has heard.

06 November 2019

Watchdog cracks down on China’s false data

17 October 2019

Covington promotes data lawyer in Beijing

Covington & Burling has promoted Beijing-based privacy and cybersecurity lawyer Yan Luo to partner.

03 October 2019

China strengthens international data transfer requirements

New draft rules by China’s cybersecurity regulator would force network operators to seek permission before sending data abroad, expanding the scope of planned rules that previously only applied to critical information infrastructure operators.

14 June 2019

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