China Beefs Up Data Privacy, Consumer Protection Penalties

Law360, New York (October 28, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT) -- China’s top legislative entity on Friday passed the first revision in two decades to its consumer rights laws, as the country moves to combat the high-profile data leaks, suspect online marketplaces and shoddy retail products that have dragged on domestic consumer confidence.

The Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress overwhelmingly passed an amendment to the Law on the Protection of Consumer Rights expanding its protections into consumer-facing industries that have developed since its 1993 inception, according to reports from the state-run news service Xinhua....
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