Cybersecurity: Understanding the Data Protection Regime in China and Impacts on Foreign Businesses

  • When:
    Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Where:
    Houston Meeting Room, ATLAS Workplace, 3F, Shanghai Agile International Plaza (Please enter from the Marriott Hotel City Centre hotel), 寰图办公空间,休斯顿会议室 ,雅居乐国际广场三楼 (商场未开门前从雅居乐万豪酒店进入)
    525 Xizang Middle Road
  • Price:
    RMB 100 including light breakfast, tea & coffee. Members only.

Based on the inaugural Position Paper of the British Chambers of Commerce in China published in May this year, cybersecurity is the number one issue of concern among members. The British Chamber Shanghai's Legal Focus Group invites you to a morning seminar seeking to understand why and what might be done to start to address and allay that concern.

You cannot divorce consideration of cybersecurity issues around ensuring security of the country’s networks from those relating to data protection. Since the launch of the Cybersecurity Law in 2017, the data protection regime in China has continued to evolve with new and revised drafts of implementation rules and guidance which has been long-awaited by domestic and foreign businesses alike but in some cases has raised more fresh concerns than provided answers. Whether resulting from the Chinese government’s wish to protect the data of a fast-growing number of online citizens, or in response to overseas feedback and reference points such as the European Union’s GDPR, since the Spring a raft of new proposed measures have been released covering areas including data management, cross-border transfers, children’s rights, network products and services procurement and use of online apps. 

Whether members are simply seeking to ensure that current operations comply with the existing regulatory regime, or looking to how it will impact new or further inbound investment, the current and proposed landscape needs to be understood to be successfully navigated. The British Chamber Shanghai and its Legal Focus Group invite experts from Hogan Lovells to lead a session which seeks to assist with just that.

Event Rundown

  • 8:30am Registration and Networking
  • 9:00am Opening Remarks by Alex Roberts, Chair of British Chamber Shanghai’s Legal Focus Group, Counsel at Linklaters LLP
  • 9:05am Presentation & Q&A
  • 10:05am Networking
  • 10:30am Event Closes

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 an extra walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Speaker Introduction

Andrew McGinty

Partner, Hogan Lovells

Andrew is a veteran lawyer in China, and apart from a five-year break to qualify as a lawyer (in England and Hong Kong), has not left the country in the last 30 years. This gives him a unique historical perspective as to how far China has progressed and, more importantly, where it is likely to be going. Few, if any, foreign lawyers in China have witnessed such a transformation in a single working lifetime. Apart from spearheading many high profile and complex transactions, Andrew provides regulatory advice in the toughest, most highly regulated sectors such as data privacy and cybersecurity (being a sub-sector under Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT)). Amongst other awards, he has been recognised as a Leading lawyer for TMT in China by the Chambers Asia Pacific between 2014 and 2019; a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A in China, by the Chambers Asia Pacific between 2010 and 2016, and by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific between 2013 and 2017. Andrew speaks fluent English, Mandarin and French.

Maggie Shen

Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

As a senior associate in Hogan Lovells' corporate group, Maggie Shen focuses on corporate and commercial matters with a strong focus on data privacy and cybersecurity law. She started advising extensively in the area of data privacy law as far back as 2012, and brings extensive experience in advising on data privacy and cyber security-related matters and law-compliant data privacy business practices in industries as diverse as hospitality, food and beverages, banking and financial, management consulting, credit reporting, electronics, TMT, life science and healthcare, clothing, cosmetics, as well as in the diversified industrials sector. Maggie speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Shanghainese.  

Event contact

Hilary Wu