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Understanding China’s Personal Information Protection Law

On November 1st, 2021, China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) went into effect. It is critical that firms doing business in China who are subject to its requirements, quickly review their activities and plans to assess their exposure to risk and avoid potentially severe penalties.

Shan (Jessica) Chen, attorney in Mazzola Lindstrom’s China practice, provides an overview and a deeper understanding of the law.

Some of the key issues explored in this article are:

  • How does China plan to enforce this new law?
  • What are the implications for both B2B and B2C businesses?
  • How does this law compare to the European Union’s GDPR? 

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