China Laws and Regulations Update in September 2021

1. Personal Data Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China

Promulgated by the Standing Committee of National Congress

Promulgation date: 20 August 2021

Implementation date: 1 November 2021

The following is main contents of this law consisting of eight chapters and seventy-four articles.

(I) Application scope

Definitions of terms: personal data mean all data related to recognized or recognizable natural people, recorded in electronic or other forms; personal data processing includes collection, storage, use, processing, transfer, provision and disclosure of personal data.