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Nearly six months after the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) was first introduced for public consultation, with its draft regulations proposing to ease outbound data transfers from China (Draft Regulations) (see our article at China Releases Draft Regulation to Significantly Ease Cross-border Data Transfers | Privacy World), the much-awaited final rules on Regulating and Facilitating Cross-border Data Flows were published and came into effect on March 22, 2024 (New Regulations). The New Regulations largely repeat the Draft Regulations, but now have further relaxed personal data exports from China.

Meanwhile, on the same day, the CAC also released the Guide to the Application for Security Assessment of Data Exports (Second Edition) and the Guide to the Filing of the Standard Contract for Personal Data Exports (Second Edition) (collectively, the Second Edition Guides) which make corresponding adjustments pursuant to the New Regulations.Continue Reading China Finalizes New Regulations to Relax Personal Data Exports from China

On January 23, 2024, the Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs (ACA) released its draft “Approach to AI and Copyright” for public comment, to clarify how ingestion and output of copyrighted materials in Japan should be considered. On February 29, 2024, after considering nearly 25,000 comments, additional changes were made. This document, created by an ACA

Scott Warren, a Partner in our Japan and China offices, will chair and speak at the Thailand & SE Asia 5th International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit on March 14, 2024 at the Rembrandt Hotel & Suites in Bangkok. 

Scott’s presentation is entitled Everything, Everywhere, All the Time: How Digital Data Regulations Affect

Scott Warren (Japan/China) and Charmian Aw (Singapore) will be speaking in Singapore at the Global Legal ConfEx full day conference.  Scott will be moderating two panels, one entitled Breach Notification: A Deep Dive Into What, When and Who to Notify, and the other Strategies for Managing Risks and Ensuring Compliance with Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption

Whether to and how to integrate AI into business operations remains a real challenge for companies considering the adoption of the technology. We have released “Ten Things About Artificial Intelligence (AI) for GCs in 2024” providing 10 key insights as a helpful guide on the issues around AI. Our global team stands ready

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has issued a practical guide[1] for AI design, development and deployment by organizations, as well as for policy formulation by governments in the region. The guide focuses on “traditional AI technologies” that exclude generative AI.Continue Reading ASEAN Publishes Multipurpose AI Governance Guide

Scott Warren, Partner, Tokyo/Shanghai, has been busy this week at various speaking events in Tokyo.  On 25 October 2023, he spoke at two events:

  • 9th International Arbitration, Corporate Crime and Anti-Trust Summit, moderating and presenting a panel entitles “Digital Crimes, AI and Cyber Incidents: What You Need To Know for Compliance”. The

On September 28, 2023, the Cyberspace Administration of China proposed draft regulations, the Regulations on Regulating and Facilitating Cross-border Data Flow (Draft Regulations), seeking public comment. If adopted, it will significantly reduce the restrictions on cross-border data transfers from China. This is a material effort by China to improve free data flows and an implementation of the “whitelist” mentioned under the 24 provisions for attracting foreign investment published in August 2023.Continue Reading China Releases Draft Regulation to Significantly Ease Cross-border Data Transfers

Recently, the Cyberspace Administration of China issued new comprehensive provisional measures, which went into effect on August 15, 2023, and govern the development and use of generative AI (GAI) in China. The measures cover “GAI services” (including foreign-invested GAI services) provided within the PRC, including the text, pictures, audios, videos and other content they generate.