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China's important data should be categorized by function, damage impact, leading expert says

By Xu Yuan
  • 03 Jun 2020 23:27
  • 29 Jun 2020 03:43
China’s categorization of the so-called important data, which will be subject to data localization regulations, should be based on the determination of the data’s function and the damage that can be caused by leakage, a leading expert involved in policymaking said.
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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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