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China’s Personal Information Protection Law: What to Know and How to Prepare

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Taking effect on November 1 2021, China’s historic Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) is a significant first for the country and is expected to have a profound impact on both local and foreign invested companies doing business in and with China. 

Likely to be strictly implemented, many companies are voicing concerns about coming into compliance with the new regulations.  

To help companies better prepare, Thomas Zhang, IT Director, introduced the PIPL and explained several key considerations to take to build a roadmap for compliance. Detailed actions from both a technical and organization perspective were discussed as well. 

Key Topics: 

  • Birds eye overview of China’s IT compliance related laws & regulations 
  • Key considerations for complying with the PIPL, including sensitive personal information, cross-border data transfer, impact to IT infrastructure, DPIA (data privacy impact assessment), methodology for compliance 
  • Technical and organization control measures for compliance

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