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The GDPR and China's Cyber Law: Following One Doesn't Mean Following Both

Legaltech News

24 May 2018

The vagueness surrounding both the GDPR and China’s Cybersecurity Law is creating compliance challenges, according to Morrison & Foerster partner Miriam H. Wugmeister in the Legaltech News article “The GDPR and China's Cyber Law: Following One Doesn't Mean Following Both.”

Contrary to popular belief, she said GDPR “doesn’t have very many details,” and many of its directives have been in law since the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive. Likewise, CSL’s “language is not entirely clear.”

“A real problem for organizations with China Cyber Law is not what the obligations are but to whom it applies,” she said. And “any time there’s uncertainty, organizations over prepare or under prepare.”

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