China: The Clock is Ticking! - Cyberspace Administration of China finalizes measures for security assessment of transfers of data abroad

In brief

Just one week following the release of the draft Rules concerning the Standard Contract for Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Information ("Draft China SCCs Rules") (see our prior client alert), the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) finalized and issued the long-awaited Measures for the Security Assessment of Transfers of Data Abroad ("Measures") on 7 July 2022. The Measures provide the implementation rules and guidelines concerning the security assessment mechanism for cross-border data transfers (CBDT) outside of China, as established in China's three overarching data protection laws, the Cybersecurity Law (CSL), the Data Security Law (DSL) and the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL). The Measures will take effect and will be implemented from 1 September 2022. Companies will have a grace period of six months to comply with the Measures.


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Zhenyu Ruan is a senior counsel and Yangdi Zhao and Cora Wu are associates of FenXun Partners who is a premier Chinese law firm. FenXun established a Joint Operation Office with Baker McKenzie in China as Baker McKenzie FenXun which was approved by the Shanghai Justice Bureau in 2015.

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