China passes new personal data
privacy law, to take effect Nov. 1
China passes new personal data privacy law, to take effect Nov. 1 on Business Standard. The law's passage
completes another pillar in the country's efforts to regulate cyberspace and is expected to add more
compliance requirements for companies in the country.
International News China's National People's Congress on Friday
passed a law designed to protect online user data privacy and will
implement the policy from Nov. 1, according to state media outlet
China has instructed its tech giants to ensure better secure storage of
user data, amid public complaints about mismanagement and misuse
which have resulted in user privacy violations.
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The law states that handling of personal information must have clear
and reasonable purpose and shall be limited to the "minimum scope
necessary to achieve the goals of handling" data.
It also lays out conditions for which companies can collect personal
data, including obtaining an individual's consent, as well as laying out
guidelines for ensuring data protection when data is transferred...Read
News Source : BS / Business Standard