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Guangdong: Government passes Social Credit Regulations

The Standing Committee of the Thirteenth People's Congress of Guangdong Province announced, on 25 March 2021, that it had passed Regulations on Social Credit of the Guangdong Province. In particular, the regulation defines information such as credit, public credit, and market credit information, and outlines requirements for the collection of the same. Specifically, the regulation provides that the collection of market credit information involving the personal information of natural persons must be subject to the consent of the credit subject, and the credit subject must be informed of the collection content, collection method, information use, and their rights, except for information that should be disclosed in accordance with laws and administrative regulations. Further to this, the regulation provides rights for credit subjects including the right to obtain information on the collection, disclosure, sharing, inquiry, and application of their own social credit information, as well as the right to inquire about the same.

The measures will enter into effect on 1 June 2021.

You can read the regulation, only available in Chinese, here.