During the thirtieth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China on August 20, 2021, they finally passed the long-awaited Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), which will come into force on November 1, 2021.

Our recent client alert, the first in a series which we will be producing, provides a brief introduction to the key rules in the PIPL, focusing on the requirements that multinational companies with operations in China need to be aware of.

In our subsequent alerts, we will also address the particular challenges that companies across different sectors (such as TMT, health care, automotive, and financial services) may face in the context of the PIPL.