24 min

'Unbundling' China's New Data Protection Standards - Sherry Gong and Mark Parsons, Hogan Lovells China Law Podcast

    • Business

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.

The China Law Podcast is a weekly podcast exploring China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective, hosted by Vincent Chow. Get in touch at vchow@alm.com with any feedback and ideas for future episodes.

Episode outline

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

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.

The China Law Podcast is a weekly podcast exploring China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective, hosted by Vincent Chow. Get in touch at vchow@alm.com with any feedback and ideas for future episodes.

Episode outline

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

24 min

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