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