Data Privacy in China is usually only mentioned in discussions on state surveillance, and the legitimate concerns it arises. A lesser known question is the development of obligations for companies towards consumers, i.e. consumer privacy rules. This post focuses on their evolution and their comparison with data privacy rules in the U.S. and the EU.
This post summarizes the main results of my law review article “China’s Approach on Data Privacy Law: A Third Way Between the U.S. and the EU?” to be published in the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs, vol. 8.1. This law review article comprehensively details the results of a research that is part of my Ph.D earned from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Whereas the present post only aims at “briefly” presenting the main findings in a more casual fashion.