China’s New Privacy Laws and How they Affect Your Data Collection

12 Oct 2021

ACBC Victoria invites you to an online briefing providing crucial understanding and context regarding two newly introduced digital privacy laws in China.


China has historically had a patchwork of different laws containing different data protection requirements, including the Cybersecurity Law (2017), E-Commerce Law (2019) and the Personal Information Security Specification (2020).

Introduced in 2021, the Personal Information Protection Law, along with the Data Security Law mark two major regulations set to govern China’s internet in the future. The laws arrive amid a broader regulatory tightening on industry from Chinese regulators, which have rattled companies large and small.

The Data Security Law (DSL) sets a framework for companies to classify data based on its economic value and relevance to China’s national security. The DSL is the first law in China aimed at regulating the collection, processing, control, and storage of data involving national security, business secrets and personal data.

The Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), set to take effect from November 2021, recalls Europe’s GDPR in setting a framework to ensure user privacy. The Draft PIPL attempts to consolidate various existing data protection obligations and is particularly important given that China had (as of March 2020) more than 900 million internet users, 4 million websites and 3 million mobile applications.

The Draft PIPL proposes to be applicable outside of China to the extent necessary to protect the interests of data subjects in China.

Both laws’ 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.

Join this ACBC Vic online seminar:

What do these changes mean for Australian businesses? How do they fit into the common prosperity policy framework? How will they impact cross border e-commerce and businesses looking to establish an in-market presence? What can you do to prepare, and how can you protect your personal online privacy?

ACBC Victoria is delighted to invite China market veteran, financial analyst, author, speaker, CEO and President of ACBC Northern Territory Daryl Guppy for this special online seminar to walk you through these significant changes to China’s digital environment and provide an opportunity to voice your questions.


Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEDT (Melbourne time)

Platform: Zoom – Online Seminar

ACBC Members: FREE

General Admission: $35 (+GST+BF)


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This online event will be recorded and use the Q&A function to moderate audience questions.

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