Data Privacy

China

Chinese Regulations on International Data Transfer

It has become increasingly significant for companies to keep abreast of data compliance trends to comply with data compliance-related policies and regulations in China. With the start of 2023, reviewing the regulations related to data transfer released in China over the last year is essential. These regulations may impact multinational companies investing in China and companies involved in cross-border business.

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A Look a the GDPR Three Years In

The General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), promulgated by the European Commission, was adopted in April 2016 and became effective in May 2018. Last year, we provided an update discussing the second-year benefits for companies and trends for the US following the enactment of the GDPR.

This year, we will take a look at current EU-US compliance issues, and US regulations following the adoption of GDPR.

Post-Brexit: International Data Transfers and the GDPR

As sovereign trade deals hang in the balance amid ongoing Brexit talks, Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) businesses are preparing for the end of the Brexit transition period regarding the international transfer of personal data. The transition period allows the UK to remain in both the EU customs union and single market otherwise allowing it to continue pre-Brexit until December 31, 2020 when the transition period ends, and the UK is no longer a part of the EU. When the UK ceases to be a part of the EU, international data transfer anxiety will start to kick in and be reflected in ordinary SaaS agreements.