In our August 2009 blog post on data protection issues in China, we noted that there was no uniform Chinese law that specifically addresses the protection of personal data, and that it seemed likely that Chinese personal information protection law would continue to develop as a patchwork of piecemeal regulations. This remains true today, and developments since our previous article was published have in fact reinforced this assumption. In the past year and a half, new laws affecting personal information protection in China have arisen in various forms, including a consumer protection law and regulations, a tort law, a medical records regulation, a social insurance law, a credit reference regulation and even an anti-money laundering banking regulation. Our recent article provides updates on Chinese data protection law.

A Summary of Developments in Personal Information Protection in China was originally published on the DataGuidance website.