China to indulge in data security assessment for cross border data transfers

The Cyberspace Administration of China has implemented security assessments for all data transfers that are taking place across borders. That means, any data that is being transmitted to foreign servers, irrespective of the reason, will be analyzed and then permitted to other borders.

The measures were outlined by the CAC regarding the China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) and Cybersecurity Law and Data Security Law.

In the year 2018, China presented a new law to all foreign national businesses that, if in case they would like to continue in business, should abide by the latest laws that were being imposed on them. And as per the law, any business needs to keep the generated data on the soil of the Xi Jinping led nation and must and should transmit it to foreign servers, only with prior permission from Chinese authorities.

From the year 2020, the nation introduced a new data protection law, where a data processor is appointed to allow the transfer of information from mainland China to different countries, via digital channel/s.

However, the data processor should get prior permission to indulge in cross border data transfers and should attain information protection certification from a recognized professional institute that has the CAC certification.

With such stipulations in place, many companies from America are backing out of business, harsh rules might capsulate their innovation skills and can prove fatal for future business expansions.

For instance, a cab company that is into the service of ride sharing started its business in China at the start of 2019. But could not sustain the laws and also the COVID crisis.


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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