Gartner Research

Security Assessment Becomes Prerequisite for Transmitting Data Out of China

Published: 10 July 2017

ID: G00332566

Analyst(s): Sandy Shen , Jie Zhang


With a new cybersecurity law in place, China has issued additional implementing regulations and rules. This research focuses on the data residency requirements, and helps security and risk management leaders to manage privacy and compliance.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • As China adds regulations for data residency requirements, security and risk management leaders face ambiguous definitions for personal and critical information, which complicate data management policymaking
  • Companies are required to conduct security assessments when transferring data out of the country, burdening security and risk management leaders with the need to identify a number of business and legal conditions for specific transfers
  • The deadline for compliance with the data residency regulation is set at 31 December 2018, allowing security and risk management leaders to prepare teams and resources for security assessment execution

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