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The new China cybersecurity inspection regulation broadens PSB authority

China’s new “Regulation on the Internet Security Supervision and Inspection by Public Security Organs” went into effect on November 1, 2018. It is the latest regulation passed by China’s Ministry of Public Security that executes China’s Cybersecurity Law, which took effect in June of last year. The regulation gives China’s Public Security Bureaus (PSBs) broad … Continue Reading

New challenges created by China’s new draft cybersecurity law

In July 2015, China released its new draft cybersecurity law (the ‘Law’), which will potentially have far-reaching consequences for network operators and companies doing business in China. The Law regulates cross-border data transfers and gives individuals greater protection over their personal data, including granting them increased rights to access and amend their personal information. The … Continue Reading

Chinese Appeal Court Provides Ruling for Lawful Use of Cookies

In May, the Intermediate People’s Court of Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, published its civil judgment ruling that the search engine Baidu’s use of cookies, used to personalise advertisements aimed at consumers when they enter onto certain third-party websites, does not infringe an individual’s right to privacy. The case involved Internet user Ms. Zhu Ye, who … Continue Reading

China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce Releases Measures Defining Consumer Personal Information

In January, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) released its ‘Measures on Penalties for Infringing Upon the Rights and Interests of Consumers’ (Measures) which are due to take effect March 15, 2015. These Measures flesh out China’s Consumer Rights Protection Law (CRPL) which was amended in March 2014 and provides guidance as to … Continue Reading

China Drafts Rules on Administration of Personal Health Data

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue and Zack Dong. For the first time in China, draft measures for the administration of personal health data have been introduced by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC). The NHFPC released the draft November 19, 2013, and invited public commentary on its website. Under the measures, ‘personal health … Continue Reading

China Amends Consumer Protection Law to Benefit Consumers at Expense of Businesses

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. On 25 October 2013, China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China passed an amendment to modernise the Law on Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests (Consumer Protection Law), the first overhaul since it’s adoption in 1993. The amended Consumer Protection Law … Continue Reading

China’s first national privacy protection guideline in effect as of 1 February

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue and Zack Dong. On 1 February 2013, China’s first set of Personal Data Protection guidelines, the Guidelines for Personal Information Protection in Information Security Technology Public and Commercial Service Systems (the “Guidelines”), came into effect. The Guidelines were issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”), … Continue Reading

New law regulating Internet Information Service Providers comes into force in China

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 … Continue Reading

China Announces State Internet Information Office

This post was written by Joseph I. Rosenbaum, Frederick H. Lah, Zack Dong and Amy S. Mushahwar. On May 4, 2011, the Chinese government announced it was establishing the State Internet Information Office, an office dedicated to managing Internet information. According to the announcement, this office will be responsible for directing, coordinating, and supervising online content … Continue Reading
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