By Susan Ning, Yang Nan King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group.

“Invisible Waybills”: An Innovation to Better Protect Personal Information

A recent news article about the debut of “invisible waybills” by S.F. Express (a major delivery services company in China) [1] has attracted public attention.  S.F. Express has introduced an “end-to-end entire process information security solution” which protects its customers’ personal information.

First, the customer’s name, phone number, address and other personal information is encrypted and hidden or encoded on waybills.

Second, the customer’s personal information is not disclosed throughout the process so the firm’s departments and employees, such as couriers and customer service staff, will no longer access such information. Continue Reading Putting an “Invisibility Cloak” over Personal Information —— A discussion on “invisible waybills” introduced by express industry

By Susan Ning, WU Han, YANG Nan and LI Huihui  King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory groupning_susanBackgroundThe Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “Cybersecurity Law”), adopted by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on November 7th, 2016, will take effect on June 1st, 2017. In order to ensure its implementation, the Cybersecurity Law set targets for construction of key areas of the system and for authorities to formulate specific implementation measures.

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By Armstrong Chen and Shen Di King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution group

chen_armstrongThe National Security Law, effective as of July 1, 2015, states that “(the State shall) enhance network and information security protection capabilities, strengthen innovative research, development and application of network and information technology, achieve safe and controllable network and core information technology, critical infrastructures and information systems and data in key areas”. Article 31 of the Cyber Security Law of the People’s Republic of China, effective as of June 1, 2017, stipulates that “the State shall, based on the classified protection system for cyber security, focus on protecting both the key information infrastructure used for public communications and information service, energy, transport, water conservancy, finance, public services, e-government affairs and other important industries and fields and other key information infrastructure that will result in serious damage to the national security, national economy and people’s livelihood and public interests if they are destroyed, there are lost functions or they are subject to data leakage”. These provisions pose new challenges to financial institutions in their protection of personal information.

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By Susan Ning, Hazel Yin, Lingbo Wei, Huihui Li  King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

untitledOuntitledn 7th November 2016, the PRC’s Cyber Security Law was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and will enter into force on 1 June 2017. Once promulgated, the Cyber Security Law attracts widespread attention from all sectors of the community and a series of concepts immediately become hot topics, such as the “cyberspace sovereignty”, the “grading protection of cyber security” and the “critical information infrastructure”, etc.

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Finally, it seems that the first light of dawn in a quieter world has been shown to people who have been continuously bombarded by anonymous messages or phone calls via mobile and other communication channels for private tutoring, apartment sales, and insurance.

On the 25th of August 2008, the 4th Conference of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People’s Congress (NPC) deliberated on The 7th Amendment to the PRC Criminal Law (draft). The Draft is the first time a proposal for providing protection of personal information by imposing criminal charges for violations on such information was put forward. This has raised broad public attention at all levels.

Li Yongmei, associate, Domestic Dispute Resolution

 

Continue Reading Privacy: New Developments in the Protection of Personal Information