China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)


On November 1st, 2021, China’s Personal Information Protection Law, known as PIPL comes into force. Similar to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new PIPL regulation will add another layer of complexity to China’s already challenging regulatory context. Added to this, the fast-looming deadline gives companies only a couple of months to adapt their compliance practices.

The law has significant cross-border implications, affecting processing and control of information about persons; and the responsibilities of reg-tech companies providing personal information.


FEBIS members were today treated to a PIPL informative session by China regulation specialist Eelee Lua (Head of Global Partnerships at @AsiaVerify). Giving attendees the benefit of her extensive expertise, Eelee briefed them on the law’s general requirements and implications, as well as covering issues specific to companies accessing Chinese personal information through data providers.


If you missed out on the session or have questions about the implications of the PIPL for your business, you can revise the slides of the session under FEBIS Members Area and check ongoing information and updates at AsiaVerify.


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