On May 1, 2018, the Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Specification went into effect in China. The Specification should be taken seriously as a best practice in personal data protection in China, and should be complied with where feasible.
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On August 31, 2017, the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee of China published four draft voluntary guidelines in relation to the Cybersecurity Law of China. The Draft Guidelines are open for comment from the general public until October 13, 2017.
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Recently, the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee of China published a draft document entitled Information Security Technology – Guidelines for De-Identifying Personal Information. The Draft Guidelines are open for comment from the general public until October 9, 2017.
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Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity lawyers prepared several chapters in the recently released The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2017, including the opening chapter on “All Change for Data Protection: The European Data Protection Regulation.” This blog entry provides a link to access the relevant chapters.
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In the wake of China’s Cybersecurity Law coming into effect at the beginning of June, local authorities in Shantou and Chongqing have brought enforcement actions against information technology companies for violations of the Cybersecurity Law. These are, reportedly, the first enforcement actions brought pursuant to the Cybersecurity Law.
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