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PIPL: better protection of personal data

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress gave the green light for a new data protection law on Friday. It is due to come into force on November 1st. These new rules for the handling of user data will hit Tencent, Alibaba, ByteDance and other online companies hard. This is because the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) (中华人民共和国个人信息保护法) provides for significant changes:

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