China’s much anticipated Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) was adopted last Friday. The law has further tightened the regulatory scrutiny over large tech companies by imposing sweeping obligations on these firms to enhance privacy protection for consumers. Our Center for Chinese Law is hosting the third webinar of our PIPL series on Thursday, which will focus on examining these timely issues involving the impact of the PIPL on large online platforms.

Speaker:
Yanqing Hong
Professor at Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Law, and member of the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee. Professor Hong obtained his doctorate from Utrecht University. His research mainly focuses on legal and policy issues around network security and the protection of human rights, the protection of personal information, the cross-border flow of data, and the protection of critical information infrastructure. Professor Hong has served as the leader of organizing committees responsible for key standard-setting projects at the behest of the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee including the “Personal Information Security Specification” and “Personal Information Security Impact Assessment Guidelines”.

Discussant:
Rong Wang
ChinaInfo100 Special Researcher
Ms Wang has been engaged in Internet law and regulatory policy research for a significant period of time. In recent years, she has published eight books (including 2 monographs and 6 co-authored pieces) and published more than 50 papers and articles. In recent years, her main research directions have been personal information protection, network information security, and other legal policies relating to data governance.

Chair:
Dr. Angela Zhang, Director of the Centre for Chinese Law at the University of Hong Kong