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October 12, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM HKT

Overview (Program Summary)

Following a lengthy legislative process, China’s first comprehensive data privacy law, the Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”), was finally adopted on August 20 of this year and takes effect very shortly, on November 1.  Many aspects of PIPL were modelled on EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (aka GDPR) but the PIPL departs from and in many cases is stricter than GDPR in a number of respects.   In this event, we provide an overview of some of the PIPL’s key requirements and discuss how companies should prepare for this law.  Among other topics, we will discuss data localization requirements under the the PIPL and restrictions on cross-border transfers of personal information, which are more stringent than under either GDPR or pre-PIPL privacy rules in China. 


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Paul McKenzieMorrison & Foerster

Paul is managing partner of MoFo’s Beijing and Shanghai offices and has more than 27 years of experience advising a stellar list of international clients on data privacy, regulatory licensing, cybersecurity, and other regulatory compliance matters associated with business in China.

Paul advises on a broad range of issues in connection with China’s evolving regulatory framework governing data privacy and security, including data localization rules, systems compliance, network security, and use of encryption technologies. 

He also frequently publishes and speaks on the topic.

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Description automatically generatedXuezi DanMorrison & Foerster

Xuezi Dan is an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Beijing office. Her practice focuses on regulatory compliance, with a particular emphasis on cybersecurity and data privacy.

Xuezi has worked closely with a long list of leading international companies on matters ranging from data localization, data protection program, and cybersecurity regulatory compliance.


Date: Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Webinar links will be sent upon registration

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