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US companies might handle China data privacy law well

Daily Journal

The Daily Journal spoke with several California privacy attorneys about China's new data protection laws the host of issues they present for U.S. companies.  

Craig Cardon, partner and leader of the firm's Privacy and Cybersecurity Team commented, “The localization issues on this are a big one. It makes it much more administratively burdensome to actually transfer data out of China.”

Cardon added, "Law firms have had some practice dealing with new privacy laws, especially since the
implementation of the GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA... “Data transfers out of Europe aren’t the easiest thing, but they’re also not rocket science. You start looking at the overlapping Chinese privacy law, and it becomes a lot more complex. I think it’s good that there’s a framework there. We’re going to all be better at it than we would have had we not been through GDPR and CCPA. But there’s plenty of new ground to cover."


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