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  1. Legal news
    18 June 2021
    Are you ready? PRC Data Security Law was Passed and will Come into Effect on 1 September 2021!
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/china/prc-data-security-law-was-passed-and-will-come-into-effect-on-1-september-2021

    On June 10, 2021, almost a year after the release of its first draft, China's National People’s Congress Standing Committee passed the Data Security Law ("DSL") after its third reading. The DSL will take effect on 1 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    13 May 2021
    Coming soon? The Second Draft of the PRC Data Security Law Released
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/china/the-second-draft-of-the-prc-data-security-law-released

    The second draft of the PRC Data Security Law ("Second Draft DSL") was released on 29 April 2021 for the public's comment. The consultation period will last until 28 May 2021. In this newsletter we discuss the two most ...

  4. Legal news
    07 September 2021
    China Released Regulation on Critical Information Infrastructure
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/china/china-released-regulation-on-critical-information-infrastructure

    On 17 August 2021, the Chinese central government released the long-awaited Regulations on Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) Security Protection (CII Regulation), which took effect on 1 September 2021. In this ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Legal news
    13 September 2021
    China Tightens Data Protection in Automotive Industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/china/china-tightens-data-protection-in-automotive-industry

    Multiple ministries jointly issued the Interim Provisions on Automotive Data Security Management (Auto Data Regulation) on 16 August, which is the first data protection regulation targeted at automotive industry and ...

  10. Legal news
    14 June 2019
    China Cyber Security Law Update: Long-Awaited Second Draft Measures on Security Assessment for Export of Personal Information: Any clarity?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/china-cyber-security-law-update

    On 13 June 2019, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued a long-awaited second draft Measures on Security Assessment for Export of Personal Information. In this update we examine some of the key takeaways.