Tag Archives: China

Is China’s Personal Information Protection Law Contributing to the Global Supply Chain Snafu?

Less than a month after China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) took effect, ships in Chinese waters began disappearing from industry tracking systems. While the PIPL governs the collection and cross-border transfer of personal information, which is broadly defined as information related to an identified or identifiable natural person that is recorded electronically or by … Continue Reading

China Issues Draft Measures on Security Assessment of Cross-Border Data Transfer

On Oct. 29, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) published the “Draft Measures on Security Assessment of Cross-Border Data Transfer” (Draft Measures) for comment through Nov. 28. The Draft Measures follow and are based on China’s Cybersecurity Law (CSL), Data Security Law (DSL), Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) and related regulations. These measures appear … Continue Reading

DOD Adopts Interim Cyber Rules As Claims of Chinese Cyber Attacks Continue

U.S. officials have blamed Chinese government-backed attackers for many of the recent cyber attacks on U.S. government and business computer networks: “Researchers and government officials have determined that the Chinese group that attacked the office [of Personnel Management] was probably the same one that seized millions of records held by the health care firms Anthem … Continue Reading

A Deeper Dive: Risk Assessments Are a Necessary Step in Creating Layered Cyber Defenses

We have released the inaugural BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report, which provides insights generated from the review of more than 200 incidents that our attorneys advised on in 2014. Tens of thousands of cyber attackers employed by Chinese People’s Liberation Army and other employees and contractors of the Chinese Ministry of State Security work … Continue Reading

International Privacy – 2013 Year in Review – Asia

Authors: Gonzalo Zeballos, James Sherer, and Alan Pate Asian Data Privacy Updates  1.         China China’s Personal Information Protection Law Proposal was submitted to the State Council in 2008, which was followed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s non-binding Internet Information Services Market Order Provisions of 2011. However, little direct progress was made until … Continue Reading

APT Threat Report Shows Cybersecurity Risks Not Limited to Identity Theft

We often talk to companies who believe they are an unlikely target for hackers because they do not have financial account information, Social Security numbers, or medical information.  However, personal information is not the only item hackers are after.  Indeed, the chief of the United States Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency … Continue Reading

China Adopts Privacy Legislation Strengthening Online Personal Data Protection

Authorship Credit:  Tina Amin   China’s top legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, closed out 2012 with the approval of rules to enhance the protection of online personal information.  The “Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress to Strengthen the Protection of Internet Data” (“Decision”), which took effect upon … Continue Reading
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