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China: Data Security & Localization

Legal provisions concerning data protection and localization requirements pertaining to personal information (“PI”) as well as non-personal / business data can be found in various PRC laws and regulations and standards. Legislation and standards on data security and localization are developing rapidly and become more nuanced. The PRC Civil Code (“Civil Code”) having become effective on 1 January 2021 is the most recent legislation with a focus on the protection of PI, while the PRC Cyber Security Law (“CSL”, effective since 1 June 2017) had prioritized on general data localization / transmission / security requirements. Also the draft
(i.e. not yet effective) PRC Personal Information Protection Law (“PPI Draft”) focuses on PI protection.


Flyer China-Data Protection & Localisation, Cyber Security_BEITEN BURKHARDT.pdf