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Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Health System Network – Information of 4.5 Million Individuals Stolen

Community Health Systems, Inc. (“CHS”) reported yesterday that the information of approximately 4.5 million individuals has been affected by a Chinese cyber-attack. CHS and its affiliates own and operate 206 hospitals in 29...more

International Privacy - 2013 Year in Review - Asia

1. China - China’s Personal Information Protection Law Proposal was submitted to the State Council in 2008, which was followed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s non-binding Internet...more

China’s New Consumer Protection Law: Dramatic Changes Ahead

On October 25, 2013, China’s President and Chairman of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping signed off on the long-expected revised Law on the Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests (the “New Consumer Law”), which is...more

New PRC Consumer Rights Law fills legal void governing data privacy protections – get ready for 3/15/2014 effective date

The newly revised Consumer Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (the Consumer Rights Law, promulgated on October 25, 2013 and becoming effective March 15,2014) is the first revision of China’s...more

China’s Campaign Against Bribery and Corruption Takes a New Turn: A Focus on Information Gathering

Recently, the co-founders of a firm primarily engaged in investigation-related services were arrested in Shanghai. The arrest indicates protected information laws are being rigorously enforced in China, and could signal a...more

China Takes Further Steps to Strengthen the Protection of Personal Information

Recent provisions issued by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology underscore the country’s increased emphasis on the protection of telecommunications and internet users’ personal information....more

New Law on Customer Data Protection in China Impacting Telecom and Internet Companies

The Rules Regarding the Protection of Personal Information of Telecommunications and Internet Users (the “Rules”) were adopted and announced on July 16, 2013 by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (the...more

Employers With International Operations Must Take Care to Protect Employee Data

When is the last time your company reviewed its data protection policies? If your company employs any international employees, it may have obligations under foreign laws to have specific safeguards in place....more

China's First-Ever National Standard on Data Privacy - Best Practices for Companies in China on Managing Data Privacy

Companies doing business in China should take careful notice that China is now paying more attention to personal data privacy collection. This would be an opportune time for private companies to internally review existing...more

China Aims to Strengthen the Protection of Consumers’ Personal Information

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress recently issued a draft amendment that would update China’s 20-year-old Consumer Protection Law and reinforce the protection of personal information in the country....more

Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Issues Draft Provisions Governing Protection of Personal Information

As we reported in our client alert on January 23, 2013, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued a Decision on Reinforcing the Protection of Network Information on December 28, 2012. To implement this...more

"Actually, Someone Knows You are a Dog"-- the Chinese Regulation Efforts on Private Data Protection

Do you have privacy in the era of information? "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." First published in The New Yorker on July 5, 1993, this widely known and recognized saying has been quoted many times to...more

Internet Regulation and Data Privacy in China

China is the world’s second largest economy, with an annual growth rate of more than eight percent and a rapidly growing middle class. Foreign investment into China routinely exceeds US$100 billion a year. Businesses from all...more

Protecting Personal Data in China

This advisory is one of a series prepared by Pillsbury's China Practice on questions frequently asked by our clients doing business in China. In June 2012, we published an advisory on personal data protection in China in...more

Privacy Changes Coming to China

Originally published in Privacy & Security Law on 03/18/2013. There is continued focus in China on privacy and data security issues. China still has no omnibus law, but it has promulgated some sector-specific...more

New Developments in Data Privacy in China

China is taking notice of the growing focus on data privacy and protection issues by taking two significant steps toward clarifying the country’s approach to protecting personal information. Most recently, China issued the...more

The Storm Has Arrived: Cybersecurity, Risks And Response

Every day the headlines report another Fortune 500 company suffering a hacking incident. For companies, the hack itself creates substantial risks of economic devastation caused by the theft of valuable trade secrets. Add to...more

Privacy in China: New Rule to Protect Personal Information

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China adopted a Decision Relating to Strengthening the Protection of Information on the Internet (the Decision) on December 28, 2012....more

China’s New Online Information Protection Law

On Dec. 28, 2012, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress enacted a 12-article Decision on Strengthening Online Information Protection (the “Decision”), without public consultation and after just one...more

China Adopts Privacy Legislation Strengthening Online Personal Data Protection

China’s top legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, closed out 2012 with the approval of rules to enhance the protection of online personal information....more

Decision on Strengthening the Protection of Online Information

At the end of 2012, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress in China adopted the Decision on Strengthening Protection of Online Information (Decision). The relatively short 12-clause Decision, which has the...more

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