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China fleshes out details on new data law

Companies have been looking for clarity on how to handle sensitive data

Under draft rules, industrial and telecoms data handled by companies in China will be split into three categories depending on its importance.   © AP

Chinese authorities have released new regulations to classify data based on the level of importance and risk to national security and overseas interests a month after the Data Security Law (DSL) took effect, in a move that could give much needed clarity to foreign-listed companies and others required to transfer potentially sensitive information abroad.

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