by Yan Luo, Raymond Lu, and Zhijing Yu
Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
The past year was a particularly significant one for the development of Chinese privacy law. During 2018, the Chinese government systematically established the country’s regulatory requirements for cybersecurity and data privacy and continued to implement the Cybersecurity Law, which took effect on June 1, 2017.
Multiple regulators, including the Ministry of Public Security (“MPS”), the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”), released regulations and brought enforcement actions against companies in the past year. We expect the overall trend of heightened regulation and increased enforcement to continue in 2019. Continue reading