China Continues to Strengthen its Regulatory Framework for Data Protection

Jun 16, 2022 | Blog

The very short period between their adoption and their effective date further showcases how seriously Chinese authorities regard data security and data privacy.

Even if these two new laws are specific to data, data-related regulatory provisions are far from new to China. Indeed, they only supplement and strengthen the famed, omnibus and overarching Cybersecurity Law (CSL) in force since June 2017, regulating the security of Information networks and systems of operators in China.

What does the PIPL look like?

The PIPL is considered as the Chinese equivalent of the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) since both lay out a comprehensive set of rules for data privacy.

Still, the PIPL contains China-specific provisions and diverges from the GDPR. For example, the absence of legitimate interests as a legal basis, a different right to data portability, and additional requirements for cross-border data transfer, among others for CIIOs (Critical Information Infrastructure Operators) or beyond a certain volume of data to be later specified by the Cyberspace Administration of China.

In the meantime… How should businesses get prepared?



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