Legal Updates for May 2017

Draft Measures on Transfer of Personal and Important Data out of China Released

On 11 April 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China released a highly anticipated draft of the Measures on Security Assessment of the Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data (the "Draft Measures") for public comments, for a period of one month until 11 May 2017. The Draft Measures were released pursuant to the Cybersecurity Law, which takes effect from 1 June 2017. This Client Update discusses the scope and implications of the Draft Measures.