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MIIT Issues Draft Measures Governing Data in Industry and Telecommunication

On September 30, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued the Measures for the Administration of Data Security in Industry and Information Areas (Provisional) (Draft for Comment) (工业和信息化领域数据安全管理办法(试行)(征求意见稿)). The draft is now open for public comments until October 30. According to an explanation (link in Chinese)

MIIT Calls Out 267 Apps That Violated User Rights

In August, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) listed 267 apps in three batches, including WeChat and several major online streaming apps, that were found to have violated user rights, and have not resolved these problems within the period of time they were given to do so. It

China Issues Its First Personal Information Protection Law

On August 20, China’s Standing Committee of National People’s Congress passed the nation’s first Personal Information Protection Law (个人信息法) (PIPL) (informal English version here). It is modeled after the Europe Union's General Data Protection Regulation, and has been called by some western media “one of the strictest

Shenzhen Issues First Comprehensive Data Rules

On June 29, the Standing Committee of Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress passed the Data Regulations of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (hereafter referred to as “the Data Regulations”) (深圳经济特区数据条例, link in Chinese). The rules will take effect on January 1, 2022. Shenzhen is the home of more than 300 (link

MIIT Calls on 145 Apps to Fix Problems Related to User Rights

On July 18, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued its 6th list in 2021 of apps that have not resolved existing problems related to user rights infringement. The list consists of 145 apps, including ByteDance, Amazon, and iFeng news. Typically, the reasons for MIIT to place apps

China Proposes Expanding and Clarifying Cybersecurity Reviews

On July 11, the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC) issued a draft of the revised version (the Draft) of the Measures on Cybersecurity Review (网络安全审查办法(修订草案征求意见稿)). The revision, once finalized, would serve as the legal basis for the cybersecurity reviews launched recently. The Draft solicits comments, which are due by

China Tightens Data Security Scrutiny on Technology Companies

China has taken a series of actions recently in an effort to tighten scrutiny of the data security practices of domestic technology companies. Most prominently, the Cybersecurity Review Office (CRO) and Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) initiated multiple cybersecurity reviews, including one on Chinese ride-hailing company Didi. These investigations all
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