Navigating the Intersection of Whistleblowing and China’s Data Protection Regime

Countries are strengthening their data protection regimes, but also are expanding protections for whistleblowers. The combination can be a big challenge for companies, particularly when they send whistleblower reports across borders. China, and its new Personal Information Protection Law, provides a prime example of this difficulty. A recent NAVEX program that included speakers from Baker & McKenzie explored the intersection of whistleblowing with China’s data protection regimes and offered strategies for mitigating the risks of collecting data in the country. We distill the panelists’ insights. See “The Importance of Being a PIPL Pleaser: Update and Predictions on China’s Data Protection Law One Year In” (Dec. 14, 2022).

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