China Establishes Certification Scheme for Mobile App Operators

Mobile apps continue to explode in popularity around the world, bringing with them critical privacy and data security concerns. China recently established a certification scheme for mobile app operators to show their compliance with standards issued in 2018 regarding the protection of personal information. BakerHostetler partner Sarah Zhao spoke with the Cybersecurity Law Report about the new scheme and how it fits in the larger framework of Chinese cybersecurity laws and regulations, best practices for compliance and the government’s enforcement efforts. See also “Understanding Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in China (Part One of Two)” (Sep. 7, 2016); Part Two (Sep. 21, 2016).

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