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 information’ is broadly defined to include:

  • Population

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 will take effect from 15 March 2014

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”), and apply to all organizations and entities in China except

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