VPN Clampdown and Its Impact on Business

  • When:
    Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 8:30am - 10:00am
  • Where:
    British Chamber Shanghai - We suggest that you enter the ZhangYuan community from the north gate on Taixing Lu (near Wujiang Lu)., 上海英国商会 (建议从泰兴路上的张园入口进入)
    No.9, Sub-lane 56, Lane 590, Weihai Lu, Jing'an District
  • Price:
    RMB 150 including light breakfast, coffee & tea. Members only.

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology declared in 2017 that the country completely banned unlicensed VPNs by 31 March 2018. Now in April, are your businesses affected by the VPN crackdown?

The Chamber's Legal Focus Group invites Zack Lau, Senior Consultant at Control Risks and Howard Wu, Partner at Baker McKenzie, to share their insights on the clampdown on the use of VPN communications and the impact on businesses. The speakers will talk about the basic rules around VPNs, as well as advise on solutions, especially for SMEs.

Event Rundown:

  • 8:30am Registration and Networking
  • 9:00am Opening Introduction
  • 9:05am Presentation and Q&A
  • 10:00am Event Close

No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100.

Walk-in Policy: Please note that members who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged a walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Speaker Introduction

Zack Lau

Senior Consultant, Control Risks

Zack’s recent projects have included:

  • Forensic investigation into a senior executive’s laptop computer of a multi-national corporation. Rebuilt a timeline based on the activities found on the computer.
  • Forensic investigation into an unauthorized access security incident for a multi-national medical corporation. During the course of investigation, a data leakage incident was also uncovered.
  • Conducted memory and hard drive analysis for an email spoofing investigation of a multi-national hardware corporation.
  • Secure removal a set of files from a Linux journaling file system and make them unrecoverable whereas keeping other files in the journaling file system intact for a multi-national investment bank.
  • Advised a multi-national corporation regarding recommendations and solutions for hardening the security of their SCADA infrastructure.

Zack’s experience spans industry sectors including financial services, technology, government, gaming and medical devices. Projects include Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), and multi-jurisdictional litigation involving multi-national corporations.

Howard Wu

Partner, Baker McKenzie

Howard's practice focuses on cross-border transactions involving the PRC, in particular mergers and acquisitions with a focus on information technology and major project matters. He served as the Head of Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Information Technology & Communications Group for several years. Howard is recognised as an Acritas "star" and has been consistently recognised as a leading lawyer for Technology, Media & Telecommunications by Chambers Asia.

  • Acting for Tencent on multiple content licensing transactions.
  • Acting for various MNCs in franchising operations in China.
  • Acting for Limited Brands in terminating franchising arrangements in Hong Kong and China and setting up direct operations.
  • Acting for a US media/entertainment company in the establishment of the first ever international theme park in Shanghai, involving an investment over US$5 billion with significant licensing arrangements and participation agreements for sponsors and vendors in the theme park.

Event contact

Nathalie Xu