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The Cyberspace Administration of China Clarifies the Cybersecurity Law

by Dechert LLP on

At a press conference held on the eve of its launch, China’s Cybersecurity authority, the Cyberspace Administration of China (the “CAC”), provided clarification on some aspects of the Cybersecurity Law - notably on the...more

China’s Cybersecurity Law Takes Effect Today, Still Leaves Many Questions

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

On June 1, 2017, China’s new cybersecurity law, entitled the “Network Security Law”, goes into effect. The law was passed in November 2016. It now becomes legally mandatory for “network operators” and “providers of network...more

Export of Personal Information and Important Data - A Draft Data Control Rule for Public Consultation

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

All enterprises in China may soon be subject to a new rule governing how they export personal information and important data. Under the draft rules, companies that export data will have to undergo regular self-assessments of...more

Chinese Judicial Authorities Issue Interpretation on Criminal Liability for Misuse of Personal Information

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Official guidance has expanded the scope of laws and provided examples of illegal uses. Key Points: ..The definition of “personal information” has been expanded to include data points used for tracking individuals...more

A Primer on China’s New Cybersecurity Law: Privacy, Cross-Border Transfer Requirements, and Data Localization

China’s new Cybersecurity Law is one of the most important pieces of privacy and cybersecurity legislation we’ll see this year, and companies of all sizes need to be aware of its requirements – regardless of whether or not...more

China's New Cybersecurity Law and Draft Data Localization Measures Expected to Burden Multinational Companies

by Jones Day on

China's new Cybersecurity Law ("new Law") is set to come into effect on June 1, 2017, and introduces sweeping provisions that may have a significant impact on companies doing business in and with China. To provide guidance on...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

China’s New Cyber Security Law Goes into Effect June 1, 2017

by Fisher Phillips on

China’s new cyber security law (Law) could have far-reaching impacts for companies that do business there. The Law goes into effect on June 1, 2017. As is typical of legislation passed by the Standing Committee of the...more

Business Litigation Report - November 2016

Second Circuit: International Comity Precludes Antitrust Liability of Chinese Manufacturers for Conduct Mandated by Chinese Law - On September 30, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its...more

China Issues Its First Network Security Law

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The law will have far-reaching implications for parties that utilize the Internet and handle network data and personal information in the PRC. On November 7, 2016, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress...more

Chinese government arrests hackers

We have been reporting on the success of the Department of Justice in combatting cybercrime through prosecutions of hackers. But we never expected this. Following Chinese President Xi’s visit to the U.S., and for the first...more

Investment Adviser Settles SEC Charges After Data Breach

by Carlton Fields on

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled charges against a registered investment adviser for failing to comply with Rule 30(a) of Regulation S-P (17 C.F.R. § 248.30(a)) (“Safeguards Rule”). The...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

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

Privacy Monday – July 2015

Welcome to the dog days of summer 2015. Three privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week (if you are reading this on vacation … good for you!) 1. ICYMI: Massive Data Breach at OPM Claims Victim — The Director...more

OPM and Where The Lines Are

The recent hacking of the sensitive personal information of millions of American public servants at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) points out a noteworthy distinction in how the U.S. government views some types of...more

U.S. Office Of Personnel Management Confirms Cyber Theft From Its Systems Is Much Broader Than Initially Reported

by King & Spalding on

During a June 23, 2015 Congressional hearing, officials from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (the “OPM”) testified that a recent breach of its data systems may have affected personal information (including social...more

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management suffers largest breach in U.S. government history

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

The United States Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”) disclosed that it was the target of what has been described as the largest breach in U.S. government history, affecting the personal information of up to 14 million...more

Protecting Personal Data in China: An Update

Personal data protection legislation has been a widely discussed topic in recent years in China, mainly because employees of institutions that amass personal data of users and clients in the course of their business (such as...more

China to Implement New Personal Data Protection Rules

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Effective March 15, 2015, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) will implement the new Measures for Penalties for Infringing upon the Rights and Interests of Consumers (Measures). The Measures clarify...more

China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce Releases Measures Defining Consumer Personal Information

by Reed Smith on

In January, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) released its ‘Measures on Penalties for Infringing Upon the Rights and Interests of Consumers’ (Measures) which are due to take effect March 15, 2015....more

How Recent Data Breaches are Changing the Face of Cybersecurity for the Private Sector

by Holland & Knight LLP on

If "The Year of the Breach" and the rapid start to data breaches in 2015 have taught us anything, it is that any company is susceptible to a cyber attack; and, while data breaches are not a new concept, the way the private...more

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

by BakerHostetler on

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

by K&L Gates LLP on

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

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