Shanghai: China’s New Cybersecurity Law: Managing Risks and Legal Issues

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AustCham Shanghai, in partnership with the Legal Committee of SwissCham Shanghai, is delighted to invite you to an upcoming event about China’s new cybersecurity law.

Panelists from Control Risks and Taylor Wessing will provide an overview of what this new law means for you and your company.

Presentation by Control Risks

The new cybersecurity law comes into force on June 1, 2017, which will concern a wide range of industries and leave many companies unsure about how the law will affect their business. The new law mandates cybersecurity obligations and duties for network operators. Core provisions include defining critical information infrastructure (CII), mandating a national security review of CII cybersecurity systems and technology, and making rules to protect and localise personal and important data.

Carly Ramsey will brief on the operational implications of the new cybersecurity law and provide guidance on determining who/what is CII, which data needs to be localised and what steps you can take now to start mitigating these risks.

Presentation by Taylor Wessing

The new PRC cybersecurity law will take its effect soon. Enactment of this law was already a controversial process which took a long time after 3 rounds of legislative review. This law reflects China’s increase concern over national security, which no question has a big impact on foreign companies’ operation in China. A widely discussed issue connected with this law is data local storage requirement.

Another issue of concern is the obligation of companies to cooperate with governmental agencies to facilitate invasive audit or investigation during law enforcement. Besides this law, there are more follow-up moves e.g. by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) to be watched upon.

Michael Tan will provide a quick overview of the legislative picture including this new law and related ministerial moves and advise on best industrial practice and recommendations.


6:30pm-7:00pm Registration
7:00pm-8:15pm Presentations
8:15pm-9:00pm Buffet and networking

Ms. Carly Ramsey Associate Director, Control Risks

Carly Ramsey is an associate director in Control Risks, a global risk consultancy specialising in political, integrity and security risk. Based in Shanghai, Carly advises companies operating in China how to successfully manage the commercial and operational challenges brought on by political and regulatory risk. Prior to joining Control Risks, Carly was with APCO Worldwide, where she provided corporate advisory, government relations, and corporate communications strategy to multinationals, trade associations, and governments.

Dr. Michael Tan Partner, Shanghai Arbitratior of SHIAC

Michael has more than 10 years of experience advising multinational companies in their investments and operations in China. His experience includes advising on the establishment of foreign investment enterprises in various industries, M&A, restructuring and liquidation of foreign investment enterprises.

Besides his expertise regarding the general foreign investment corporate matters, he specialises in IT regulatory, data protection issues and other new technology driven sectors. He is familiar with the rapidly developing TMC sector in China. He quite often publishes articles and frequently comments on IT and data protection related legal topics.


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Price includes canapes and 2 drinks.

*Fapiao: Please note that reception of the fapiao may take up to 7 working days after the event.

Cancellation Policy

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Group(s): Advance


Tue, May 23, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(GMT+0800) Asia/Shanghai


Sofitel Shanghai Hyland
505 Nanjing East Road