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PRC’s General Provisions of the Civil Law Enhance Personal Information Right and Data Protection

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

While new legislation introduces the right to one’s personal information and specifies data protection, the definition and scope of lawful uses remains uncertain. Key Points: ..A personal information right is...more

What's in China's New Cybersecurity Law

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The controversial Cybersecurity Law of China, issued in November 2016 by the National Congress Standing Committee, will become effective on June 1, 2017. This new rule requires the network service providers in China to...more

China Releases Consultation Draft on Cyber Security Review of Online Services and Products

by K&L Gates LLP on

On February 4, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) issued its consultation draft measures for the security review of online products and services (“draft measures”), among the anxieties caused by the...more

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update Vol. 13

by Jones Day on

On December 28, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services ("DFS") released a revised version of a proposed regulation that would require banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions...more

Chinese Government Releases Draft Rules to Implement Cyber Security Law

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

China's 2015 State Security Law, which substantively amended and supplemented its first version issued in 1993, lays down the foundations for cyber security review. The law provides that the state needs to build a network and...more

China moves to implement security review of network products and services: but leaves foreign investor and manufacturer concerns...

by Hogan Lovells on

On 4 February 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China issued a draft of the Network Products and Services Security Review Measures (“Draft Measures”) for public comment: the Draft Measures remain open for comments until...more

The New Cybersecurity Law of China: What does it Mean for the International Market?

by Reed Smith on

On 7 November, the government of the People’s Republic of China passed the much-anticipated Cyber Security Law of China, which will come into force 1 June 2017. After first and second drafts were put out for public...more

What Does China’s New Cyberspace Sovereignty Mean, and is Your Company Ready?

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On Nov. 7, 2016, the official and finalized version of the Cyberspace Security Law (the “CSL”) was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and signed off by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Under the...more

China Promulgates New Cybersecurity Law

by King & Spalding on

On Monday, November 7, 2016, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China promulgated a new cybersecurity law, providing the Chinese government with sweeping authority to regulate and monitor internet...more

China's Cybersecurity Law Imposes New Requirements on Doing Business in China

by WilmerHale on

The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) adopted the country's Cybersecurity Law1 on November 7—the latest in a spate of national security-related measures targeting the ICT industry. Drafts of the...more

Corporate E-Note - October 2016

by Burr & Forman on

On November 30, 2016, Burr's Women in Business is sponsoring a panel discussion on "Cybersecurity: Are You At Risk?" at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort, Alabama. The panelists include Ed Castile, Deputy...more

Countries at a Glance: China - Employee Stock Purchase Plans

by White & Case LLP on

EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLANS - EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLANS: EMPLOYMENT - Labor Concerns - The requirement that employers in China remunerate employees in cash only, rather than in negotiable securities, is...more

Yet more changes proposed to China cyber and data security laws

by DLA Piper on

China's cybersecurity and data privacy frameworks are facing yet more significant changes, as in recent weeks the Chinese Government has announced two further initiatives. These are in addition to the significant legal...more

Changes afoot in China cyber and data laws

by DLA Piper on

Significant developments have been announced by the Chinese Government in recent weeks in relation to cyber security, data handling and online activities. Organisations doing business in the People's Republic of China are...more

A Closer Look at Cybersecurity Legislation and Regulations in the US and Abroad - Global Overview

by WilmerHale on

With interconnectivity and use of digital storage expanding, cyberthreats posed by nation states, commercial competitors, company insiders, transnational organised crime and ‘hacktivists’ are growing on a global basis. Recent...more

"Intellectual Property and Technology News (Asia Pacific) - November 2015

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to the latest Asia Pacific Edition of Intellectual Property and Technology News, our biannual publication designed to report on worldwide developments in intellectual property and technology law, offering perspective,...more

New challenges created by China’s new draft cybersecurity law

by Reed Smith on

In July 2015, China released its new draft cybersecurity law (the ‘Law’), which will potentially have far-reaching consequences for network operators and companies doing business in China....more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - September 2015

Adviser to European Court of Justice Says US-EU Safe Harbor Should Be Declared Invalid - An advisory opinion issued by the advocate general to the European Court of Justice states that the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor should be...more

US-China Cyber Deal Big on Promises, Short on Action

by LeClairRyan on

In the aftermath of recent cyberattacks attributed to China’s government and citizens, many observers prepared for a rather uncomfortable state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping last week. Then, as President Xi began his...more

China Promulgates Tougher Criminal Provisions Governing Data Privacy

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

One of the more dramatic privacy law developments in China in 2014 was the August criminal conviction of foreign nationals Peter Humphrey and Yu Yingzeng for their violation of Article 253 of the Criminal Law (??) associated...more

Online Payment Systems Technology in China—Trojan Horse or Forbidden Fruit?

by Morgan Lewis on

Powerful new computational technology pioneered in e-commerce presents Chinese regulators with potential concerns and solutions to the perennial problem of information, pricing, and settlement capacity. Online payment...more

International News: Focus on Private Equity

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Our Focus on Private Equity provides a global perspective on some of the challenges being faced by PE firms and how these can be successfully addressed. It also examines some of the many opportunities available, e.g., by...more

United Airlines suffers network breach–same hackers as OPM suspected—dark motives

United Airlines has confirmed that it has suffered a data and network breach which occurred during the same time frame as the OPM breach. Investigators suspect the same Chinese state-sponsored hackers are responsible for both...more

Cybersecurity Update - July 2015

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Employees are the front line of your information security defense. While technological protections are essential (for example, anti- virus software, firewalls, spam filters, etc.), none are as effective as a vigilant end...more

China Proposes Draft Privacy Legislation with Significant Potential Implications

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On July 6, 2015, China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC), circulated for comment two pieces of draft legislation with significant potential implications for data privacy and data security in China. Comments...more

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