On August 20, 2021, China’s first comprehensive Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”) was passed into law. The Cybersecurity Law, the Data Security Law, and the PIPL of China are the three pillars of China’s data protection framework, which govern cybersecurity, data security, and personal information protection respectively. The Cybersecurity Law largely governs cybersecurity requirements for […]
In early July, investigations by a Chinese cybersecurity regulatory agency, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”), into at least three China-based technology companies—DiDi Global Inc. (“DiDi”), Full Truck Alliance Co. Ltd. (“FTA”), and Kanzhun Limited (“Kanzhun”)—were purportedly revealed weeks after each conducted a substantial initial public offering (“IPO”) on a United States stock exchange. These […]
On July 19, 2021, the Biden administration, along with a group of allies publicly accused the Chinese government of malicious cyber activities and irresponsible state behavior. The joint announcement states the U.S. uncovered a wide array of cyberattacks by hackers with a history of working for the China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS). Importantly, the […]
Partner Kellen Dwyer joined CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” to discuss what he sees in China’s tech crackdown.
On June 10, 2021, almost exactly three years after the passing of its Cybersecurity Law (CSL), the National People’s Congress of China passed a new Data Security Law (DSL) (click here for an unofficial English translation of the DSL), which goes into effect September 1, 2021. Where the CSL is primarily focused on cybersecurity […]