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A Guide to China’s Personal Information Protection Law

In strengthening personal information protection, China has been issuing laws and regulations at a fast pace. Followed by the Cybersecurity Law, the Civil Code and the Data Security Law, an overarching law which sets forth a basic framework for personal information protection has long been anticipated. After three drafts and deliberation, China passed the Personal Information Protection Law (hereinafter referred to as the “PIPL”) on August 20, 2021, which will be effective on November 1, 2021. Read more…