Privacy Advisor

China issues data handling guidelines for public comment

What happens when you combine a few high-profile cases along with some cries for standards from the business community? Even the Chinese government gets interested in expanding personal privacy rights. While no one would mistake China as a pioneer in the area of personal data privacy protection, several efforts have been made in recent years—most notably changes to Chinese criminal and tort law. These developments have been able to fill some of the void resulting from previous failed attempts to adopt a comprehensive national law on data privacy.

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