On October 25, 2013, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress passed an amendment (“Amendment”) to the 1993 Law of Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests, which addresses longstanding issues related to e-commerce fraud and illegal disclosures of consumers’ personal information. The Amendment, which takes effect on March 15, 2014, reforms China’s 20-year-old consumer protection law by providing more robust protections to consumers, including provisions that restrict the collection, use, and disclosure of consumers’ personal information and require consent to send commercial communications.
On September 1, China’s Provisions on the Protection of the Personal Information of Telecommunications and Internet Users will come into force, affecting a wide range of consumer-facing websites, including corporate sites, product information sites, and social media pages. This post examines some of the requirements of the Provisions, and provides a link to a comprehensive Hogan Lovells Corporate Alert describing recent privacy-related legislative developments in China.
Although China does not have an omnibus privacy statute or framework, the Chinese government recently has released a number of new privacy guidelines and regulations. This blog posts discusses a number of those guidelines and regulations, including two draft rules: Provisions on the Protection of the Personal Information of Telecommunications, and Internet Users and the Provisions on Registration of the True Identity Information of Phone Users (“Provisions on Phone Users”).
On April 28, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, issued draft amendments to the 1993 Law of Consumer Rights and Interests highlighting China’s new initiative to address longstanding issues related to e-commerce fraud and illegal disclosures of consumer information. The draft amendments, which were open for public comment until May 31, 2013, aim to reform China’s 20-year-old consumer protection law, with almost half of the clauses in the current law being amended to cover e-commerce.
With a population reaching billions, it is not a surprise that the number of internet users in China is drastically increasing. Such influx of Chinese “netizens” brings with it the importance for protection of online private information. As a result, in the last days of the 2012 calendar year, the Standing Committee of the National [...]
March 15 marks the effective date of new privacy regulations issued on December 29, 2011 by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China entitled Several Provisions on Regulation of the Order of Internet Information Service Market,. The new regulation defines the personal information protection requirements applicable to Internet Information Service Providers (“IISPs”), and IISPs is a broad category. This blog entry explains.
A Chinese court recently announced the sentencing of an individual for the crime of illegally obtaining the personal information of citizens. This is the first known case in China regarding the infringement of personal information security