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China Releases Near-final Draft of Regulation on Cross-border Data Transfers

May 19, 2017, Covington Alert

On May 19, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) invited international stakeholders to attend a seminar to discuss an updated version of the Measures on Security Assessment of Cross-border Data Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data (“the Measures”). Given that the Measures have an intended effective date of June 1, 2017, it is likely that they are in final form and the framework established by the Measures will govern China’s cross border data transfers going forward. This alert summarizes the key changes from the previous version.

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