A practical webinar for SMEs: Navigating Cross-Border Data Rules in China

16. květen 2024 10:00 - 11:30

Online and in Brussels. 

The Regulations on Promoting and Regulating Cross-Border Data Flows, announced with immediate effect on 22 March by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), bring about significant changes, with longer timelines, reduced documentation requirements, and exemptions for data transfer, especially concerning employee data. They also provide more flexible thresholds for standard contracts and security assessments. Additionally, free trade zones now have the authority to create their own negative lists for data transfer activities.

Some stringent compliance requirements do remain. Cybersecurity, data security, and Personal Information Protection (PIP) rules are still strictly enforced, necessitating compliance efforts like data mapping, legal documentation, and privacy policies.

To shed light on these developments, the EU SME Centre and European Union Chamber of Commerce in China are organising a workshop to explore the key provisions of the new Regulations. Industry experts will share insights on the new rules’ implications for European SMEs and offer practical guidance on the steps businesses should take.

More information and registration here.

Beijing Time
15:30 – 16:00

Registration at the venue
For onsite participants in Beijing

16:00 – 16:05
Opening remarks
Liam Jia, Team Leader, EU SME Centre

16:05 – 16:25
Overview and Key Provisions of the New Regulations
Barbara Li, Partner, Reed Smith Beijing Office

16:25 – 16:45
Overview of the Obligations and Requirements for SMEs, Changes Brought by the New Regulations
Nathaniel Rushforth, Senior Data Security & Compliance Consultant, Dezan Shira & Associates Shanghai Office

16:45 – 17:05
The Big Picture on Cross-Border Data Regulations: How We Got There and Where We’re Headed
Tom Nunlist, Associate Director, Trivium China

17:05 – 17:25
Panel discussion and Q&A
European companies’ perspectives on the new Regulations

Liam Jia, Team Leader, EU SME Centre
17:25 – 17:30

Concluding remarks