Alston & Bird Issues Cyber Alert on the New Chinese Cybersecurity Law and Regulations

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On Monday, June 26, 2017, Alston & Bird’s Kim Peretti, Justin Hemmings, and Emily Poole issued an advisory on recent changes in Chinese Cybersecurity Law. The new law asserts greater control over all data collection and generation in China, as well as the processing of data from Chinese data subjects. While the law entered into force on June 1, 2017, there is still uncertainty as to how the law will be interpreted and enforced, including which companies are subject to the law.

The Advisory explores the scope and requirements of the Cybersecurity Law and reasonable interpretations of the law’s key terms and obligations. It also provides practical tips for navigating the uncertainties in the Chinese law as Chinese Ministries draft and publish implementing regulations.

The Advisory can be found on our website at: https://www.alston.com/-/media/files/insights/publications/2017/06/chinesecybersecuritylaw.pdf.

More information on Alston & Bird’s Cybersecurity Preparedness and Response Team—as well as further publications—are available here.