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

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

China’s amended Anti-Espionage Law will take effect from 1 July 2023. However, its effects have already been felt by some international businesses. So what should international businesses do to respond to these new risks?

The new law broadens the scope of espionage activities,
Continue Reading CHINA: new Anti-Espionage Law and its impact on your China data and operations – how your organisation should respond

Authors: Carolyn Bigg, Amanda Ge, Venus Cheung, and Gwyneth To

It’s now the time to focus on the steps that data controllers need to take to legitimize overseas processing of China personal information via the CAC certification route.

Background: While most PRC data controllers should have already identified whether to follow the
Continue Reading CHINA: CBDT routes now all clear – Draft guidelines for CAC Certification route published

Authors: Carolyn Bigg, Amanda Ge, Venus Cheung, and Gwyneth To

Summary: The final version of the China SCCs has now been published, meaning those organisations that haven’t had to apply for CAC approval for their cross-border transfers of personal information now have until 1 December 2023 to:

  • sign the China SCCs with


Continue Reading CHINA: Final China SCCs for CBDT published – What you need to know