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China Issues Comprehensive Regulation on Collection and Use of Personal Information by Websites and Telecommunication Service Providers

On July 16, 2013, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) promulgated the Provisions on Protecting the Personal Information of Telecommunication and Internet Users (“Internet Provisions”).  The Internet Provisions, which take effect September 1, 2013, provide specific implementation rules for telecommunication and internet information service provider’s (“TSPs” and “IISPs,” respectively) collection and use of … Continue Reading

China Releases Draft Regulation for Online Collection and Use of Personal Information

On April 10, 2013, China’s internet regulator, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”), issued a draft regulation for public comment entitled Provisions on Protecting the Personal Information of Telecommunication and Internet Users  (“Draft Provisions”).  The Draft Provisions would impose additional requirements when telecommunication service providers (“TSPs”) and internet information service providers (“IISPs”) collect … Continue Reading

China’s New Data Privacy Legislation Targets “Personal Electronic Information” And Implements Real Name Registration for Certain Websites

On December 28, 2012, China’s national legislature enacted a new law to further regulate the collection and use of online personal information and to require certain network service providers to implement real name registration for all users.  As described below, the new law may affect all businesses handling an individual’s “personal electronic information” in China, … Continue Reading

Release of China’s First Personal Information Protection Standards Imminent

China’s Internet regulator, the Ministry of Information and Industry Technology, or MIIT,  is close to releasing the final version of China’s first national standards for personal information protection.  Drafted with the assistance of two other government departments, the release of  “Information Security Technology – Guidelines for Personal Information Protection” (信息安全技术个人信息保护指南) represents China’s first foray into … Continue Reading
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