By Peter Bullock King & Wood Mallesons’ Hong Kong office.

bullock_peterData protection is not yet as high on the agendas of the boards of Chinese companies as it is for multi-national companies (“MNCs”). This is hardly surprising, as China has no designated data protection regulator, has only recently started writing significant regulations in this area, and lists only very modest fines for infringements. Given the disparity of experience between Chinese companies and MNCs, it is worth unpacking what makes data protection such an important issue for many and to test the temperature as to where regulation might go in China in the future.

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