China Cyber Law

China’s New Cryptography Law: Still No Place to Hide

The PRC National People’s Congress on October 26 enacted the long awaited Encryption Law (密码法), which will come into effect on January 1, 2020. The official text of the law can be found here and an English language summary can be found here:  The Law is another piece of the comprehensive cybersecurity system China is rolling

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China’s New Cybersecurity System: There is NO Place to Hide

Our China data privacy lawyers  have been getting a steady stream of questions regarding our recent post, China’s New Cybersecurity Program: NO Place to Hide, regarding the Chinese government’s rolling out a new system for monitoring company data. These questions are coming from our readers, our clients and the media. Most are seeking answers to the following

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China’s New Cybersecurity Program: NO Place to Hide

The Chinese government has been working for several years on a comprehensive Internet security/surveillance program.  This program is based on the Cybersecurity Law adopted on 2016. The plan is vast and includes a number of subsidiary laws and regulations. On December 1, 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security announced it will finally roll-out the

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GDPR Meets its Match . . . in China

Most established European and American companies that do business in or with China have already done a good deal to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and maybe even the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). They have likely drafted new privacy policies, re-designed  their websites, and adopted more internal controls to be

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China Hackers In Your Business Data? You Can (Almost) Fight Back

The recent U.S. bans on Chinese technology companies (by adding them to the U.S. Export Administration’s Entity List) are not new but are a continuation of ongoing concerns with Chinese government deficiencies. This is the same Chinese government that requires Chinese organizations “support, cooperate with and collaborate in national intelligence work,” accelerating China’s great technological

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China’s New E-Commerce Law and Its Foreign Company Impacts

Contents of this Article Implications and Practicalities of China’s E-Commerce Law China E-Commerce Definitions China E-Commerce Operators Impacts on Foreign Businesses Basic Aspects of the E-Commerce Law What Constitutes E-Commerce Activities Under Chinese Law? Are Foreign Businesses Subject to China’s New E-Commerce Law? Impacts on Foreign Brands Selling to China’s Consumers via Cross-Border E-Commerce Implications

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China E-Commerce: Protecting Your Brand Name

In the midst of our international lawyers handling a massive influx of foreign companies that manufacture in China looking to get out of China (See How to Leave China and Survive), we are also handling a much smaller (but increasing) influx of companies looking to sell their products online to China. We even have clients

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SaaS in China: The 101

Countless foreign software companies wish to deliver their software as a service (SaaS) to China. But since China requires commercial ICP licenses for commercial Internet services within China and generally forbids foreign enterprises from obtaining such licenses, directly providing SaaS through a server in China is typically not possible for foreign software companies. So how can a foreign

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China Video Streaming — 10 Top Trends

The pace of change is so rapid that it’s always hard to keep up with developments in China. What made sense last month often makes no sense this month. Here’s my attempt to make sense of what’s going on in video streaming right now. 1. More subscribers As recently as four or five years ago

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Self Driving Cars in China and the Absence of Non-Technical Barriers

As outlined in Self Driving Cars in China: The Roadmap and the Risks, the Chinese government is pushing hard to develop a Chinese based self driving car. In reviewing China’s proposed legislative framework and recent books from China, we can see how China’s system offers unique advantages for developing fully autonomous vehicles. China does not seem