On March 22, 2024, the Cyberspace Administration of China issued the Provisions on Facilitation and Regulation of Cross-Border Data Flows, which were effective the same day. The CAC also held a press conference to introduce and explain the Provisions. This blog entry provides a summary of the Provisions.
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On March 20, 2024, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will prohibit data brokers from transferring U.S. residents’ sensitive personal data to foreign adversaries, including China and Russia. The Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act of 2024 marks a significant development in executive and legislative action related to foreign access to U.S. data.
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President Biden recently released an Executive Order “addressing the extraordinary and unusual national security threat posed by the continued effort of certain countries of concern to access Americans’ bulk sensitive personal data and certain U.S. Government-related data.”
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On February 20, 2024, The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP and Theodore Christakis, Professor of International, European and Digital Law at University Grenoble Alpes, released a comprehensive study titled The “Zero Risk” Fallacy: International Data Transfers, Foreign Governments’ Access to Data and the Need for a Risk-Based Approach.
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Recent developments in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone to facilitate cross-border data transfers are expected to provide greater flexibility in exporting data from China, which has been stymied by the Cyberspace Administration of China’s strict cross-border data transfer regulations proposed in December 2023.
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On July 19, 2023, the European Data Protection Board issued an Information Note regarding data transfers to the U.S. following the adoption of an adequacy decision on the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework on July 10, 2023.
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