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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Recently, the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee of China published draft guidelines on cross-border transfers pursuant to the new Cybersecurity Law, entitled Information Security Technology – Guidelines for Data Cross-Border Transfer Security Assessment. Once finalized, the Guidelines are intended to establish norms regarding security assessments conducted in the context of cross-border data transfers.
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On May 5, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a default judgment in favor of the SEC against three Chinese defendants accused of hacking into the nonpublic networks of two New York-headquartered law firms and stealing confidential information regarding several publicly traded companies engaged in mergers and acquisitions.
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On May 2, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China published the final version of the Measures for the Security Review of Network Products and Services (for trial implementation), after having published a draft for public comment in February. The Measures provide detailed information about how security reviews will be implemented pursuant to the Cybersecurity Law of China.
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