China Publishes Draft Measures Restricting Outbound Data Transfers

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The current draft grants Chinese regulators broad discretion to prohibit data transfers.

Key Points:

..The draft requires both the consent of the data subjects and/or the permission of the regulators for any transfer of personal information and critical data out of China.

..The draft mandates a self-evaluation for all outbound transfers of personal information and critical data and sets out several conditions that would trigger a mandatory regulatory assessment.

..The draft is open for comments until 11 May 2017 so it may change in its scope and application.

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