UW Privacy Office

October 1, 2021

Analyzing China’s PIPL and how it compares to the EU’s GDPR

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), August 24, 2021

Analyzing China’s PIPL and how it compares to the EU’s GDPR

On Aug. 20, 2021, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress promulgated China’s Personal Information Protection Law, which will take effect Nov. 1, 2021. Serving as China’s first comprehensive law in the personal information protection area and based on China’s Constitution, the PIPL aims to “protect the rights and interests of individuals,” “regulate personal information processing activities,” and “facilitate reasonable use of personal information” (Article 1).