China’s First Information Protection Law: Compliance Essentials

The long-awaited Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (PIPL) takes effect on November 1, 2021. While PIPL shares many similarities with the GDPR, it has unique requirements, and GDPR compliance does not automatically translate. In this guest article, Barbara Li, the data, TMT and FinTech practice lead for mainland China and Hong Kong at Rui Bai Law Firm, and Chris Cartmell, counsel at Tiang & Partners in Hong Kong, discuss the key legal requirements under the PIPL using the GDPR for comparison and offer practical compliance suggestions on collecting and processing personal information in China. See “Understanding the World’s New Four-Letter Privacy Law: China’s PIPL” (Nov. 11, 2020).

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