A Brief Analysis of Several Provisions on the Security Management for Automotive Data (Trial Implementation)
Connected vehicles capable of connecting to the internet and sharing data with external parties are experiencing exponential growth in China. Despite the apparent benefits of new technologies, they have also raised significant concerns over personal information protection, data protection and cybersecurity. As they are in many other countries, regulators in China are making tremendous efforts to catch up with these new technologies.
On August 16, 2021, China’s first regulation on automotive data security, Provisions on the Security Management for Automotive Data (Trial Implementation) (hereinafter referred to as the “Provisions”), was unveiled and goes into effect on October 1, 2021. The Provisions establish a preliminary compliance framework for automotive data security in China by defining automotive data and regulated entities, stipulating principles for data processing, specifying obligations of data processors, and setting forth rules for cross-border data transmission. Continue Reading