A Practical Take on China’s New Personal Information Protection Law

For over a decade, we have written client alerts on data privacy in China starting with the sentence: China does not have a comprehensive set of data privacy laws. Well that is finally no longer the case.

China’s First Personal Information Protection Law

8 October 2021
The Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) was passed in China on 20 August 2021 and will come into force from 1 November 2021. It is specified, among the rest, that automated decision-making methods to push information and direct commercial marketing to individuals shall provide options that are not specific to their personal characteristics or provide individuals with convenient means to refuse.

Strategies for Reporting Criminal Cases as a Company

15 September 2021
Where an enterprise has preliminarily obtained the clues of potential criminal cases through internal investigation, and the enterprise considers that the offender should be held criminally liable, it can report the case in accordance with the following strategies:

Expense Reimbursement Fraud — What Companies Can Learn from Unsuccessful Lawsuits

6 September 2021
Expense reimbursement fraud goes against the principle of integrity. They are a kind of fraud that harms corporate interests and benefits. Therefore, when companies discover an employee involved in such fraud, they tend to terminate the labor re1ationship with, for reason of material breach of corporate policies. However, as we found in practice, companies are still losing their lawsuits and have to make compensation for their employment termination, even though they have proved the employee’s engagement in expense reimbursement fraud.

虚假报销 ——公司应从败诉案件中获得的启示

6 September 2021

Why a “Tax Health Check” is important in China

1 September 2021
The official launch of the Golden Tax System Phase IV, an upgraded version of the Golden Tax System Phase III, is about to be implemented in China. The new system will not only monitor the business process of the taxation system as its former version did, but it will also monitor “non-tax” business. This means that in the near future, the Chinese tax authorities will achieve the transition from “tax management by invoices“ to “tax management by numbers”.

China Reduces Penalties on Certain Tax Violations

4 August 2021
In the Announcement of the State Taxation Administration [2021] No. 6 issued on 31 March, China’s tax office tried to make the country’s tax system a little friendlier. As part of the 2021 "Spring Wind Campaign - Making Tax Easy for Taxpayers" and following initiatives of the State Council (China’s chief administrative authority), the new rules introduce a list of tax offenses which will be exempt from administrative penalties if:


2 August 2021

Opportunities for Foreign SaaS Companies in China

12 July 2021
More and more software solutions are being delivered via the cloud rather than locally installed. There is an enormous and growing market for these Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings in China. Many of the most advanced global SaaS companies are American, and it is no surprise that these firms’ technology are often the leading products in China.

China’s New Data Security Law

8 July 2021
With online data privacy protection not having been a priority for too long, companies should be aware that China is now stepping up its game with the new Data Security Law (DSL) that was passed on 10 June 2021 and comes into effect on September 1, 2021. A separate draft of the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) has also been in draft circulation and is expected to be passed and come into effect at the end of 2021.
1 2 3 16