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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | China adopts Personal Information Protection Law Related reading: South Korea, UK finalize adequacy decision



The top legislative body in the People's Republic of China voted to adopt a new national privacy law. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed the Personal Information Protection Law at a meeting in Beijing 20 Aug., according to the nation's state-operated Xinhua News Agency. IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, rounds up news around PIPL's enactment and a flurry of related regulatory activity in the PRC. 
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More reaction to China's newly minted privacy law

  • Former Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Stephen Wong Kai-yi said China's newly passed Personal Information Protection Law will create challenges for the city's businesses, South China Morning Post reports
  • The Wall Street Journal reports how the PIPL will give China enhanced powers to inspect transborder data transfers.
  • Observers believe the PIPL will make Chinese technology companies "a lot less powerful" and could force them to adapt, South China Morning Post reports.

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