Podcast #7: 'Unbundling' China's New Data Protection Standards

May 28, 2020
| By Vincent Chow
Regulators will use a new national standard as a compliance yardstick for companies' data protection measures

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The Chinese regulators have finalized a new Personal Information Security Specification that lawyers recommend businesses comply fully with. In this episode, Hogan Lovells’ Sherry Gong and Mark Parsons dissect the new national standard: the concept of unbundled consent, the impact on biometric data and targeted advertising, comparisons with the GDPR, and more.

For the full podcast, click here to listen on Soundcloud and here on Apple Podcasts.

Sherry Gong is a Beijing-based partner who has advised many multinational companies in China including PayPal and Tencent. She is recognized as a leading lawyer in China’s higher education sector. Mark Parsons heads the firm’s corporate practice in Hong Kong and specializes in TMT sectors across the Asia-Pacific.

The China Law Podcast is a weekly podcast exploring China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective. Get in touch at [email protected] with any feedback and ideas for future episodes.

Episode outline

  • 02:20 Summary of content and background of new national standard
  • 04:53 Comparison with the European Union’s GDPR
  • 07:03 Expansion of unbundled consent concept
  • 08:48 Third-party service providers and secondary functions
  • 13:43 Impact on China’s internet economy
  • 16:24 Tighter rules surrounding biometric information and facial recognition
  • 19:41 Compliance advice for multinationals and Chinese SMEs


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