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Chinese Ministry Issues New Regulation

PRIVACY LAW—CHINA

February 3, 2012

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently issued a regulation on new data protection requirements, reports Hunton and Williams' Information Security Law Blog. The regulation, "Several Provisions on Regulating Market Orders of Internet Information Services," will take effect March 15. It includes requirements that Internet information service providers will "provide stronger protection for the personal data they collect from users in China and will be subject to notice and consent requirements" as well as collection and use limitations, the report states. In addition, the regulation requires that "severe" data breaches be reported to a relevant authority immediately.
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