The Cyberspace Administration of China ("CAC") recently published the first edition of the Guide to Applications for Security Assessment of Outbound Data Transfers ("Guide"). It provides practical guidance to the implementation of the Measures for Security Assessment of Outbound Data Transfers ("Measures").

As to which outbound data transfers will trigger the security assessment, please refer to our previous newsletter on the Measures: https://www.cms-china.info/insight/2022_China/07_NL_Outbound/Newsletter_outbound-data-transfer.html

The Guide reiterates the timeline and procedures for applications for security assessment of outbound data transfers under the Measures. Notably, the Guide clarifies that the application shall be submitted with written documents and electronic copies to the local provincial cyberspace department. In addition, the Guide specifies the required documents for security assessment as follows and provides templates for the required documents.