China’s new laws complicate data transfers

This year is a pivotal year for data laws in China, with two very significant pieces of new legislation coming into force – the Data Security Law (“DSL“), governing important/core data, and the Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL“), governing personal information, on 1 September 2021 and 1 November 2021 respectively.

The key issue is how the these new laws will affect the transfer of data out of mainland China. Continue reading