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Ministry Proposes New Rule for PI

ONLINE PRIVACY—CHINA

August 12, 2011

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is seeking comment on a draft rule regulating the processing of personal information by "Internet Information Service Providers," the Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports, defining "Internet Information Services" as "service activities for the provision of information to Internet users over the Internet." If enacted, the rule's provisions include requiring Internet Information Service Providers to refrain from collecting personal information (PI) without users' consent, only collect PI as necessary to provide services, inform Internet users of how and why their PI is collected, not disclose PI to third parties without consent and "immediately take remedial measures" in the event of any breach. 
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