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Chinese Privacy Law: A Practitioner's Guide to Current Regulations, Future Trends & Business Applications

International Association of Privacy Professionals Privacy Advisor, 2015

12 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2015 Last revised: 16 Jan 2016

Tiffany Li

Yale Law School - Information Society Project

Zhou Zhou

Wikimedia Foundation

Date Written: January 13, 2016

Abstract

The business case for understanding Chinese privacy law is clear. With China’s growing economic power and large consumer base, any international company seeking to profit from consumers in the region should expend resources on understanding how best to succeed in the Chinese market. This means that privacy officers must pay close attention to how privacy law is developing in China, both to keep up with current developments and to stay ahead of the curve by proactively implementing strategic policies.

This Article provides a basic privacy practitioner’s guide to privacy law in China. First, the Article overviews the basic status of privacy laws and regulations in China. Second, the Article delves into the cultural and historical factors that may influence the development and application of Chinese privacy law. Finally, the Article offers practical lessons and hypothetical case studies for how to proactively help your company or organization succeed in China.

Keywords: privacy, privacy law, international law, data privacy, Chinese privacy law, China, Chinese law, Asian privacy law, Asian law, Asia, technology law, Internet law

JEL Classification: K33, K39, O31, O34, O38, N45

Suggested Citation

Li, Tiffany and Zhou, Zhou, Chinese Privacy Law: A Practitioner's Guide to Current Regulations, Future Trends & Business Applications (January 13, 2016). International Association of Privacy Professionals Privacy Advisor, 2015 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2704131

Tiffany Li (Contact Author)

Yale Law School - Information Society Project ( email )

127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

Zhou Zhou

Wikimedia Foundation ( email )

149 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
United States

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