Serious Privacy

Spicy Privacy: Understanding the China PIPL

August 31, 2021 Paul Breitbarth and K Royal (TrustArc) Season 2 Episode 30
Serious Privacy
Spicy Privacy: Understanding the China PIPL
Show Notes

On this week of Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal discuss the new China Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) that was adopted on 20 August. This new omnibus data protection law will enter into force on 1 November 2021, without a transition period to comply. 73 days between adoption and entry into force is a very short deadline for compliance, especially for a wide-ranging and complex law such as the PIPL. Although many details remain unclear for the time being, during this week’s episode, your hosts will try to guide you through the main characteristics of the new Chinese data protection law. 

TrustArc will soon make further resources, including a white paper, available via a special microsite at (select Solutions > Solutions by Regulations > PIPL Compliance Solutions). We also welcome any specific questions you may have on the China PIPL for a future episode of Serious Privacy. Please note that K and Paul recorded this a week before publishing, so there are quite a few items that have since been researched and nuanced excellently outside this episode.

In the meantime, we can already refer you to the following blogs:

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