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China's Shenzhen tones down attempt to define data ownership in revised local legislation

By Xu Yuan
  • 03 Jun 2021 01:04
  • 03 Jun 2021 01:04
The city of Shenzhen has narrowed down a definition of data rights in the latest draft of China’s first-ever local privacy legislation. The change came after a previous draft seeking to define data ownership provoked debate over whether local authorities were entitled to adopt definitions, without state-level rules.
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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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