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China's Data Privacy Standard Unfolds Measures for Its Cybersecurity Law

Published: 30 April 2018

ID: G00356559

Analyst(s): Jie Zhang , Sandy Shen


A new standard specifying how data privacy should be managed recently became effective in China, with significant risk impacts on data management practices, privacy roles, responsibility and policy. This research helps security and risk management leaders cope with compliance with this new standard.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Gain Knowledge of the Privacy Standard and Prepare for Compliance
  • Tackle China's Privacy Compliance as a Complementary Effort to the GDPR
  • Evaluate Cross-Border Data Transfer Requirements
  • Gain Clarity on Roles and Responsibilities
    • Data Designee
    • Data Controller
    • Network Operator
  • Move to Local Providers If Your Data Cannot Be Transferred Out of China
  • Monitor the Development of Relevant Guidelines Continuously

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