Navigating Recent Changes to China’s Data Privacy Laws in Internal Investigations

Over the past two decades or so, the People’s Republic of China (PRC or China) has been both an important manufacturing partner and market in its own right for international businesses. However, mounting tensions between the U.S. and Chinese governments, as well as increasingly challenging local laws and regulations, have made it a high-risk jurisdiction for companies that do business there. And, if a company faces an issue that warrants an internal investigation, things get even more complicated. At PLI’s recent FCPA and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2024 program, experts with extensive experience counseling businesses and performing internal investigations in China discussed the most relevant local laws, where investigations can go off the rails and how to get them back on track. See “The Importance of Being a PIPL Pleaser: Update and Predictions on China’s Personal Data Law One Year In” (Jan. 4, 2023).

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