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China’s PIPL: FAQs

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.

This guide covers frequently asked questions around:
  • When and how PIPL applies
  • Legal bases for processing data
  • Individual rights requirements under the law
  • Consent, notice, and more
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