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Comment: Chinese prosecutors emerging as important regulatory force in data protection

By Xu Yuan
  • 04 Jun 2021 02:45
  • 04 Jun 2021 02:45
Local governments in China have been pushing for the use of public-interest lawsuits as a regulatory tool from as early as 2019, and the trend is now gathering steam with more regional cases being publicized and supported. This has given the country’s prosecutors, which have the power to prosecute criminal cases

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent

Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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