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Is China’s New Personal Information Privacy Law the New GDPR with Catherine Zhu of Foley & Lardner

Is China’s New Personal Information Privacy Law the New GDPR? Catherine Zhu, a data privacy and technology transactions attorney with Foley & Lardner joins host Richard Levick to discuss China’s first comprehensive law for the protection of individual personal information. The new Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) which took effect November 1, 2021, is the first comprehensive law in China for the protection of personal information of individuals in China. Given that China makes up almost a fifth of the world’s population, this means the PIPL’s privacy regulatory framework will soon apply to one in five individuals on the planet. Ms. Zhu argues that while some aspects appear to be based off the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) global companies need to understand the material distinctions between these two privacy protection frameworks. Listen here