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April 4 2018

China releases national standard on personal information security

China's new National Standards on Information Security Technology - Personal Information Security Specification GB|T 35273-2017, has been released.

Some of the highlights of the new PI Specification are: clarification of key definitions and typical examples of key terms; how explicit consent is required for the collection of sensitive personal information or use of personal information for a new purpose; how personal information security impact assessments are required for; why a request for access to, correction of, copies and deletion of personal information, and withdrawal of consent, must be responded to within 30 days; why personal information of children under 14 years of age is considered sensitive information; and more.