China Ramps Up Data Safeguards With New Privacy Law

Law360, New York (March 15, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT) -- China rolled out a new privacy regulation Thursday governing the collection, storage and use of personal information that will impose stricter data protection requirements on a broader scope of service providers, including mobile service providers and social media companies.

The regulation, titled “Several Provisions on Regulating Market Order of Internet Services,” will prohibit Internet information service providers from collecting users' personal information or providing users' personal information to third parties without their consent. It also requires IISPs to expressly inform users of the method, content and...
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