Personal Information Protection Law

On 21 October 2020, the Personal Information Protection Law (Draft) (“Draft”) was finally unveiled to the public. By comprehensively deepening China’s personal information protection system, the Draft strengthens the protection of personal information while taking into account the complexity of economic and social life. The release of the nearly 8,000-character Draft marks China’s first attempt to systematically and legislatively define, establish, and integrate the provisions on the protection and regulation of personal information. The Draft not only incorporates China’s legislative, regulatory and practical achievements regarding data security in recent years, including the PRC Cybersecurity Law (“Cybersecurity Law”), but also learns from the varied legislative experience of the other jurisdictions in data protection such as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
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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

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