In early November, China passed a comprehensive cybersecurity law, and in it, there were extensive data localization provisions. According to Hunton & Williams Partner Manuel Maisog, the law is "wide-ranging" with many aspects, but the data localization mandates raise concerns. He says the final changes to China's new law require enterprises to store personal data within Chinese territory. In this post for Privacy Perspectives, Maisog analyzes these specific provisions and argues why this is "a bad deal for China," namely, that it "is the product of the same sort of excessively introspective ... politically correct neuroses of the Cultural Revolution."
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