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Chinese data protection: the move towards a comprehensive law

July 14, 2020, Global Data Review

Yan Luo spoke with Global Data Review about China’s  new provisions regarding the right to privacy and protection of personal information. Ms. Luo notes that the privacy provisions in the code are stated “only at a high level” – though she does point out that the provisions “remain consistent with [the] Cybersecurity Law.” She says the Civil Code and its privacy provisions “could be an important pillar of a more comprehensive data protection regime, as they clarify civil liabilities for companies and individuals that violate the privacy rights of others.” These liabilities differ from existing ones.

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