On June 10, 2021, the final version of Data Security Law (DSL) of the People’s Republic of China was published, and the DSL will take effect Sept. 1, 2021. Prior to the issuance of the final version, two drafts of the DSL were released to the public seeking comments, in July 2020 and April 2021, respectively. While the DSL provides for a three-level data classification system, the obligations for each classification level are described in vague and broad terms, making it likely that in the near future a regulation or official documents will be released that contain the precise compliance responsibilities.

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