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  1. Legal news
    12 January 2021
    A curb on what personal information is necessary for your app – proposed rule by the Cyber Administration of China
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/china/a-curb-on-what-personal-information-is-necessary-for-your-app

    Currently, Article 41 of the PRC Cyber Security Law provides that personal information should only be collected if it is necessary. In the absence of judicial guidance, one of the challenges faced by app operators and ...

  2. Legal news
    25 February 2021
    Long overdue changes? A look at China's proposed revision to its key Internet regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/china/long-overdue-changes-a-look-at-chinas-proposed-revision-to-its-key-internet-regulation

    On 8th January 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China ("CAC") published a revised draft of "Regulations on Internet Information Service" ("Draft Revised Regulation"). The regulation has only been lightly amended ...

  3. Legal news
    10 November 2020
    China Data Protection Update and Deep Dive (4): Accountability and breach notifications
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-data-protection-update-and-deep-dive-accountability-and-breach-notifications

    Accountability is a key concept under data protection regimes that refers to the obligations on a data controller to demonstrate compliance with applicable data protection requirements. What are the accountability ...

  4. Legal news
    23 October 2020
    China Data Protection Update: The First Draft of The Long-Awaited PRC Personal Information Protection Law released
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-data-protection-update-the-first-draft-of-the-long-awaited-prc-personal-information-protection

    The long-awaited draft of the Personal Information Protection Law of China (“Draft PI Protection Law”) was submitted for its first deliberation during the PRC National People’s Congress Standing Committee on 13 Oct ...

  5. Legal news
    30 December 2020
    Network connection and VPN - What MNCs need to learn for legally connecting headquarters, subsidiaries, branches and employees within or outside China?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/network-connection-and-vpn

    A growing number of multi-national corporations ("MNCs") with multiple outlets or office locations across China will encounter a common issue of how to find a fast, secure and reliable way to share information and ...

  6. Legal news
    28 October 2020
    China Data Protection Update and Deep Dive (1): Data sharing and cross-border data transfer rules under the Draft Personal Information Protection Law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-data-protection-update-and-deep-dive-1

    The long-awaited draft of the Personal Information Protection Law of China (“Draft PI Protection Law”) was officially released for public consultation on 21 October 2020. In this article, which is the first of a series ...

  7. Legal news
    04 November 2020
    China Draft Personal Information Protection Law: Deep Dive (3): Individual Rights
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-draft-personal-information-protection-law-deep-dive-3-individual-rights

    Consistent with international practice, the draft PRC Personal Information Protection Law ("Draft PI Protection Law") contains a comprehensive set of individual rights. In Part 3 of our four part series, we will explore ...

  8. Legal news
    14 March 2019
    ISP Liability: China's internet court said Wechat is not obliged to disconnect portal to a Mini-Program upon notification of copyright infringing content
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/china/isp-liability-chinas-internet-court-said-wechat-is-not-obliged-to-disconnect

    In a recent decision issued by the Hangzhou Internet Court on 27 February 2019, the Court finds that Wechat is not liable for copyright infringing content uploaded to three Mini-Programs ran via its public account ...

  9. Legal news
    27 March 2019
    International Alignment: China removes three key mandatory obligations in its Technology Import Regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/china/international-alignment-china-removes-three-key-mandatory

    On 18 March 2019, the State Council of China released the Administrative Order No.709 announcing amendments to the Regulation on the Administration of the Import and Export of Technologies ("TIER") with immediate effect.

  10. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    China's long awaited draft Data Security Law released - What does it cover (and not cover)?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/chinas-long-awaited-draft-data-security-law-released-what-does-it-cover-and-not-cover

    At the 20th meeting of the 13th National People's Standing Committee held from 28th to 30th June 2020, the long-expected draft of the PRC Data Security Law ("Draft Data Security Law") received its first round of review ...