Gabriela Kennedy's Asia Pacific column in the latest issue of Computer Law & Security Review features a Mayer Brown article titled "New Developments relating to China’s Cybersecurity Law” by Gabriela Kennedy and Qi Chen.
The authors examine the latest developments with respect to China’s new Cybersecurity Law (CSL), which came into operation on 1 June 2017. The first development relating to the CSL and the related measures include high-profile enforcement actions taken by local authorities including The Cyberspace Administration of China against businesses for violations of the CSL. Gabriela and Qi reiterate the importance of reviewing and monitoring existing policies and practices to ensure compliance with the CSL. The authors also discuss the communication submitted by the United States to the World Trade Organisation’s Council for Trade in Services on 25 September 2017 outlining its concerns with the CSL, particularly those surrounding data localisation and cross-border transfer assessment requirements.
Gabriela is a member of the editorial board of Computer Law & Security Review and edits the Asia Pacific column, a country-by-country analysis of the latest legal developments, cases and issues relating to IT, media and telecommunications in the Asia Pacific region.