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Beijing: Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology requests comments on Digital Economy Regulations

The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology requested, on 7 May 2022, public comments on the Beijing Digital Economy Promotion Regulations. In particular, the Regulations apply to digital economy, which is defined as a series of economic activities using data resources as a key production factor, modern information networks as important carriers, and ICT. More specifically, the Regulations outline the establishment of public data platforms, public data sharing systems by and for public institutions, and an international Big Data exchange.

In addition, the Regulations provide data security requirements for entities engaged in the collection, storage, processing, transmission, sharing, and trading of data, noting that the principal person in charge of a legal person or unincorporated organisation is responsible for the data security of the legal entity. Furthermore, the Regulations provide that data processors must establish data governance and compliance systems for, among other things, the authorised use of personal information, data export security management, and anonymisation and de-identification. Finally, the Regulations detail that data processors are encouraged to establish chief data officers to carry out standard certifications in data security.

Public comments can be submitted via email to [email protected] until 6 June 2022.

You can read the announcement and the Regulations, only available in Chinese, here.