This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue and Zack Dong.

New regulations governing the activities of Internet Information Service Providers (“IISPs”) unveiled
by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“CMIIT”) in December came into
force on 15 March. The “Several Provisions on Regulation of the Market Order of Internet Information Services” (“Provisions”) aim to enhance the protections available to Internet users in China in areas such as Internet security, data protection and online advertising.

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