Coming into effect 1st may 2021 China has updated its old data and personal information laws in the wake of the digital age and customer complaints. If you have or are contemplating a business in China, it is in your very best interest o ensure you are not only aware of these laws, but that your operation fully complies.
New regulations clarify what kinds of information China’s app operators are allowed to demand before people are able to use their platforms, as the country’s authorities extend a crackdown on data abuse.
A statement (link in Chinese) on the rules says that they lay out what categories of data can be considered “necessary” for 39 types of mobile apps, and that apps should not deny users access to basic services if they refuse to share data beyond the designated categories.
The rules, which come into effect on May 1, are being jointly issued by the general offices of the Cyberspace Administration of China, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the Ministry of Public Security, and the State Administration for Market Regulation.
For a little more detail and background to these new China Data collection laws, Caixin has 2 premium articles;