Employers in China obliged to keep personal data confidential

Data protection in China has been regularly in the news this year. Not only have new data protection regulations been issued, but prosecutions have increased dramatically. In this article, Karen Ip and Owen Cox discuss the employers’ obligations and the risks involved. Read more

Another leap forward – new personal data protection regulations in China

On 16 July 2013, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published a new set of regulations entitled “Regulations on the Protection of Personal Information of Telecom and Internet Users” (电信和互联网用户个人信息保护规定). The regulations will come into effect on 1 September 2013. In the following, Michelle Chan, Karen Ip and Clarice Yue provide details of … Read more

One big step for data protection in China?

The PRC Standardisation Administration issued a national standard entitled the “Information security technology – Guideline for personal information protection within information system for public and commercial services” (信息安全技朮 公共及商用服务信息系统个人信息保护指南) (the Guidelines) on 5 November 2012. The Guidelines will take effect on 1 February 2013. Michelle Chan, Karen Ip and Clarice Yue provide an overview of … Read more

Further measures to protect presonal data: new requirements for obtaining type approvals for mobile devices in China

The PRC Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has recently released a draft notice on the proposed introduction of new requirements for granting type approvals for mobile devices to strengthen protection on personal data. The public consultation period for the draft notice will end on 30 June 2012. The increasing popularity of mobile smart terminal … Read more

New measures to regulate malpractices adopted by ICPs in China and their use of personal data

The PRC Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently published a set of measures entitled “Several measures on regulating the internet information service market” to regulate certain misbehaviours of internet information service providers in China and their use of personal data. These measures will take effect on 15 March 2012.  Michelle Chan, Karen Ip and  Clarice … Read more