Personal Information Protection Law Workshop Series

On August 20th, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed the Personal Information Protection Law. Based on the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, the law represents a pioneering effort towards enacting a comprehensive data privacy regime in China. In the run-up to the promulgation of China's Personal Information Protection Law, our center hosted a series on the law's structure, how it deals with cross-border data transfers and the supervision of China's data protection regime. You can find all of these events below.

The Structure and Mechanism of China's Personal Information Protection Law 中國《個人信息保護法》的架構與體系​ (June 29th 2021)

In our first webinar, Professor Xu Ke from Huiyuan University of International Business and Economics outlines the structure and enforcement mechanism of the Personal Information Protection Law. Professor Xu explores the legislative intent and internal logic behind the Personal Information Protection Law. Professor Xu also explores the systemic relationship between the law and the Civil Code, the Data Security Law, and the Cyber Security Law. Mr. Fang Yu, director of the Internet Law Research Center of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, was invited as our event's discussant. 

Extraterritorial Application of China's Personal Information Protection Law
(July 26th 2021)

In our second webinar, Sandra Liu, Head of Privacy, Asia at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), discussed how the Personal Information Protection Law, with its extraterritorial application, deals with cross-border data flow. Our webinar explored some of the key features and policy drivers behind the law while looking to foreign jurisdictions for a comparative perspective. Ms. Liu also illustrated the complexities involved with cross-border data transfer with reference to practical examples. Ms. Yan Luo, partner at Covington and Burling, was invited as our event's discussant. 

Supervision of Personal Information Protection on Chinese Online Platforms 中國網絡的平台個人信息保護的監督 (August 26th)

In our third webinar, Professor Yanqing Hong from the Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Law explored what the new personal information protection regime will mean for online platforms against the backdrop of heightened regulatory scrutiny. Ms. Rong Wang, ChinaInfo100 Special Researcher was invited as our event's discussant.