The Chinese regulators have finalized a new Personal Information Security Specification that lawyers recommend businesses comply fully with. In this episode, Hogan Lovells' Sherry Gong and Mark Parsons dissect the new national standard: the concept of unbundled consent, the impact on biometric data and targeted advertising, comparisons with the GDPR, and more.
Sherry Gong is a Beijing-based partner who has advised many multinational companies in China including PayPal and Tencent. She is recognized as a leading lawyer in China’s higher education sector. Mark Parsons is a Hong Kong-based partner who specializes in TMT sectors across the Asia-Pacific.
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02:20 Summary of content and background of new national standard
04:53 Comparison with the European Union's GDPR
07:03 Expansion of unbundled consent concept
08:48 Third-party service providers and secondary functions
13:43 Impact on China's internet economy
16:24 Tighter rules surrounding biometric information and facial recognition
19:41 Compliance advice for multinationals and Chinese SMEs