On July 26, four Chinese agencies, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”), the Ministry of Public Security (“MoPS”), and the National Standards Committee, announced their plan to begin the government’s campaign to improve the protection of personal information, according to Xinhua News Agency (link is in Chinese). The campaign, called “Action Plan to Improve Personal Information Protection,” will start with the audit of privacy policies of the ten most popular online services in China.
This development signals the government agencies’ increased focus on companies’ data protection practices. Companies operating in China should consider reviewing their privacy policies and data practices in country to conform with legal requirements and best practices.
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