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China’s Personal Information Protection Law

Everything You Need to Know

On August 20, 2021, the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China adopted the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) with an effective date of November 1, 2021. It is the first comprehensive data protection law in the People’s Republic of China (China) and leaves little time for compliance preparation before it is enforced

Key takeaways include:
  • Fundamentals of the new law with key definitions

  • Enforcement mechanisms and potential fines

  • Guidance for compliance by November 1, 2021

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