FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the China PIPL


When does it go into effect?

November 1, 2021 however there are not yet any rules or guidance published, including the thresholds other or other details on who it exactly applies to, in terms of size. You should assume it applies to you.

Do we need a Data Protection Officer (GDPR DPO)?

It’s not yet clear. Here is a good GDPR reference on the duties of the DPO.

What is sensitive data?

There is no defined list, but it includes ALL DATA about kids under age 14, plus a long list similar to the GDPR on finance, health, religion, location, etc.

What are the key roles in the PIPL?

Coming soon …