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Three Fundamental Questions on Data Classification Compliance

Recently, China has intensively promulgated regulations and draft guidance documents on data classification and grading system (see Chart 1). These regulations and documents purport to refine the data classification and grading system stipulated in the regulations already in effect, and provide specific guidance to government departments and organizations to implement the classification and grading system. From the angle of corporate compliance, it is also necessary for enterprise to fulfill complex data compliance obligations based on data classification and grading system. In this article, by “separating the wheat from the chaff” from a very complex legal regime, we briefly analyze three fundamental questions.

(1) What is data classification and grading system?

(2) Why to implement the system?

(3) How to implement the system?

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