A majority of business and personal activity involving sending Chinese data abroad will no longer need to go under a security assessment, according to the latest proposed regulation of the Cyberspace Administration of China.
The new proposal seeks to regulate and promote legal, orderly and free flow of data, bringing relief for multinational companies with operations in China.
Exports of data generated by trade academic, cross-border manufacturing, and marketing activities will no longer be subject to a regulatory security assessment of personal information protection review.
Meanwhile, personal data filed in cross-border shopping, remittances, air ticket purchases, hotel bookings, and visa processing can be exported without being reviewed, allowing foreign retailers, banks, and travel agencies to handle Chinese customer activity easier.
Personal information related to labour contracts will also be available freely, making it easier for regional human resource departments to manage China-based personnel.
Security checks will also no longer be required for personal data exports pertaining to health and security.