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China’s State Administration for Market Supervision and StateStandardisation Administration has released the revised Information Security Technology: Personal Information Security Specification.

The new specification comprises recommended national standards for personal information security and aims to regulate the collection, storage, use, sharing, transfer, and disclosure of personal information. Although the specification does not have the force of law, it is considered by market participants to set out the best practice that Chinese regulators will likely expect of organisations handling personal information.

This new specification is scheduled to take effect on 1 October 2020.

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