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No specific data protection legislation has been adopted.


The Standing Committee of Shenzhen Municipal People's Congress announced, on 7 July 2021, that the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Data Regulation ('the Regulation') was adopted by the second meeting of the Standing Committee of the Seventh Shenzhen Municipal People's Congress on 29 June 2021. The Regulation entered into effect on 1 January 2022. OneTrust DataGuidance breaks down its key provisions and obligations, which are unique to the Regulations.

Beyond the high-profile federal data protection reforms currently being made in China, there are also significant legislative developments happening at the local level; namely, in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. Galaad Delval, Data Protection Officer at Chen & Co. Law Firm, discusses this development and its future prospects.