China to enshrine individuals’ privacy rights for the first time

According to France24, China is expected to enshrine individuals’ rights to privacy and personal data for the first time, as part of China’s first civil code, a sweeping package of laws that is being deliberated during the annual meeting of parliament. The push to protect data privacy in China is perceived by experts as an effort to protect and legitimize the country’s fast-growing internet sector and place safeguards on the movement of valuable Chinese data overseas.