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China data protection update (January 2017)

06 February 2017

Guidance on who is a “key information infrastructure operator” under the PRC Cybersecurity Law, and draft regulations on handling minors’ data

In the rapidly evolving data protection compliance environment in the People’s Republic of China, this month has seen some helpful clarification around two areas of uncertainty – namely:

  •  some further indications as to whom will be deemed a “KIIO” (and so subject to the data localization rules under the PRC Cybersecurity Law); and
  • on the additional safeguards required when handling personal data of minors,

but unfortunately in both regards significant uncertainties remain.

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