Taking a Page From GDPR, China's New Data Transfer Regime Can Reduce Government Involvement

Dec 11, 2020
| By Vincent Chow
The draft Personal Information Protection Law introduces two new data transfer mechanisms that do not seem to directly require government approval

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The Chinese government is accelerating efforts to finalize the country’s regulatory regime governing cross-border transfers of personal information. Issued by China’s top legislative body on Oct. 21, the first draft of the PRC Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) (中华人民共和国个人信息保护法) introduces new mechanisms for conducting such transfers, which could reduce the administrative burden on companies as well as regulators themselves.

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