A new cybersecurity law in China takes effect Thursday, June 1. As Hannah Ji, CIPP/A, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, and Jerry Fang wrote in The Privacy Advisor earlier this year, "It is expected to have a significant impact on multinationals doing business in mainland China." Lawfare has also offered a new analysis of the law, noting, "Certainly the language of the law is broad and ambiguous, and that vagueness creates problematic uncertainties." In the blog post, Samm Sacks adds, "But we actually know more about how the CSL might operate in practice than it seems at first glance." She says the law "is only one part of an emerging and evolving system of Chinese cyber governance" and that examining the law "within the broader context of its passage reveals that officials are likely to only selectively enforce its vast scope." Editor's Note: The IAPP has recently released a number of analyses of the CSL.
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