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

Published: 08 February 2019

ID: G00381902

Analyst(s): Sandy Shen , Jie Zhang


A national standard on data privacy became effective in China in May 2018, 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 standard.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Classify and Map Personal Data to Prepare for Compliance
  • Tackle China’s Privacy Compliance as a Complementary Effort to Other Privacy Requirements Such as the GDPR
  • Evaluate Cross-Border Data Transfer Requirements
  • Gain Clarity on Roles and Responsibilities
    • Data Designee
    • Data Controller
    • Network Operator
  • Move to Locally Hosted Providers If Your Data Cannot Be Transferred Out of China
  • Monitor the Development of Relevant Guidelines Continuously

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