A Primer on China’s New Cybersecurity Law: Privacy, Cross-Border Transfer Requirements, and Data Localization

1 02 2018

Courtney M. Bowman, Ying Li and Lijuan Hou

China’s new Cybersecurity Law is one of the most important pieces of privacy and cybersecurity legislation we’ll see this year, and companies of all sizes need to be aware of its requirements – regardless of whether or not they have a physical presence in China. The new law goes into effect on June 1, 2017, meaning that companies have a few weeks left to familiarize themselves with the law and work on achieving compliance.  However, simply reviewing the law itself is not enough: in order to truly understand its requirements, it is important to step back and view the law in the context of the Chinese legal system more generally.  This post provides a breakdown of this complex new law and its implications for businesses, and provides additional context needed to understand the Chinese privacy law landscape from a more holistic perspective.

When Does the Law go Into Effect?

The Cybersecurity Law goes into effect June 1, 2017. In the weeks leading up to and following June 1, companies should be on the lookout for implementing legislation or official guidance clarifying the scope of the law.  Check back here for further updates as they become available.


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