Data classification and grading is an obligation that each data handler must comply with under the Chinese data protection laws. Data handlers have been waiting for clear requirements and standards on how to carry out the relevant work. The newly published national standard GB/T 43697-2024 Data Security Technology – Rules for Data Classification and Grading

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In good news, on 22 March 2024, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) finalised long-awaited guidelines setting out exemptions to some of the more challenging cross-border data transfer (“CBDT”) compliance requirements (“Guidelines”). As well the exemptions, there are updated filing templates for those still falling outside the exemptions; and

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Author: Carolyn Bigg, Amanda Ge, Venus Cheung, Gwyneth To

With 2023 having come to an end, the fast-paced changes to the China data protection regime throughout the year are continuing well into Q1 2024.

As well as a near finalisation of the different routes to legitimise cross-border data transfers, the Cyberspace

Continue Reading CHINA: data protection regulations – a lookback at 2023 developments