Tag: China

Part 3: PIPL’s Localization Requirements and Restrictions on Responding to Foreign Judicial and Enforcement Agencies

Localization requirements China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) requires that operators of critical information infrastructure (e.g., China Mobile) and personal information processors that process personal information in an amount that reaches “the threshold specified by” the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) store personal information collected and generated in China locally.[1] […]

Part 2: PIPL and GDPR Compliance Obligations on Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Information

As explained in our previous blog post, in addition to the requirements for adopting a cross-border transfer mechanism, China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set out further compliance obligations on the cross-border transfer of personal information.[1] Before controllers (under the GDPR) […]

Cross-Border Data Transfers: PIPL vs. GDPR vs. CCPA

Multinational companies often encounter questions regarding if and when they can transfer personal information[1] across borders. The People’s Republic of China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) adds new considerations for these inquiries[2], such as: Can employers in the China store their Chinese employees’ personal information on databases hosted in foreign […]

PRC’s New Efforts to Facilitate Data Trading: Shanghai Data Exchange Kicks Off Trading

The new year ushered in a new way to commoditize personal data: the Shanghai Data Exchange (SDE). With the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) becoming effective on November 1, 2021 – as well as the Data Security Law (DSL) effective September 1, 2021, and the Cybersecurity Law (CSL) effective June […]