By King & Wood Mallesons’ Compliance Group
China’s first national standard on personal information protection, namely the Guide of Personal Information Protection on Information Security Technology, Public and Commercial Information Service System (the “Guide”) became effect on February 1, 2013. Only about one month earlier, the Decision on Strengthening Online Information Protection (the “Decision”) was adopted by Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on December 28, 2012 and became effective on the same day. Both of the moves show China has taken the significant first step on enhancing personal information protection.
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