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China has recently enacted three fundamental laws on data privacy and security, which will have an impact on many businesses in our data-driven world. The Cybersecurity Law became effective in June 2017, while the Data Security Law came into effect on 1 September this year and the Personal Information Protection Law will come into effect on 1 November. Besides these laws, the Chinese government has promulgated numerous regulations on data use.

IP protection is another big challenge for many companies doing business in Mainland China. For example, some corporations have found that their trademarks had been previously registered by "trademark squatters." Another issue for businesses is when employees leave to join a competitor, which subsequently produces copycat products.

This webinar will give participants a better grasp of the implications of China's data privacy, security and IP laws on their businesses. Jason Ma, Partner of Shanghai Qin Li Law Firm, will discuss practical compliance issues and share his insights on the following areas:

- A brief introduction to the new privacy and data protection laws
- Data "use" vs data "protection"
- Cross-border considerations for data privacy and security
- Trends in the enforcement of data privacy and security laws
- Case studies in data privacy and security
- How to deal with trademark squatting
- Patent applications and patent trolls
- Safeguarding trade secrets begins with employees

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


Jason Ma 

Partner, Shanghai Qin Li Law Firm

Ma has over 25 years of legal practice experience in Mainland China, Hong Kong and the United States, specializing in intellectual property law and technology law. He advises clients on a broad range of IP and technology transfer issues in China, as well as on areas including data protection and export controls. His clients include Fortune Global 500 multinational companies as well as Chinese enterprises.

Ma is qualified in both China and the United States, and is also a patent attorney in China.

Language Putonghua
Date and Time 2021/11/03 11:00 to 12:15
Venue Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries West Lam
Tel: 2823 1265
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
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