The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has proposed new rules that would mandate firms clear a cybersecurity review before going public in Hong Kong if they manage data related to national security. Similar clearance would be required for internet firms looking to open headquarters or research centers abroad.
- Companies with over 100 million daily active users must have changes to their privacy policies reviewed by third parties and approved by the government.
- Instant messaging services wouldn't be allowed to block users from sharing files on rival platforms.
- China's Personal Information Protection Law went into effect on Nov. 1.
- The CAC proposed similar rules for companies looking to go public abroad with at least 1 million users in July.
- Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi expects the CAC's cybersecurity investigation to end before the end of the year, and it will resume operations.