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China proposes external supervision of data processing by 'super' Internet platforms

By Xu Yuan
  • 26 Apr 2021 21:56
  • 27 Apr 2021 00:32
China has proposed a regulatory framework targeting personal-data processing by big Internet platforms, such as Alibaba and Tencent, which will lead to supervision by an independent, external organization.

The country’s state-owned Xinhua News reported the proposal in the latest draft of the Personal Information Protection Law. It would see personal-information processors that provide

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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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