The Legal 500

Understanding potential cyber security related risks and the paths to compliance in China

4 February 2021, 4.00pm China

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Understanding potential cyber security related risks and the paths to compliance in China


In recent years, organisations of all sizes operating in all sectors and markets have been targets of cybersecurity attacks, and they are facing increasingly stringent regulatory oversight. For their general counsel, cybersecurity compliance goes beyond knowledge of black-letter law. Knowing who to communicate with in the organisation, aligning legal with other functions, and finding practical and timely external advice are now more important than ever. And with the trend toward remote working, the risks businesses in all countries face are set to grow.

This webinar, brought to you by The Legal 500 and Llinks Law Offices was designed to provide GCs with the essential knowledge on the practical steps that can be taken to mitigate, manage and overcome cyber incidents whilst also delivering relevant and practical insights on the current regulatory landscape, to ensure companies operating in China remain compliant.

Discussion points included:

Companies’ responsibilities and obligations under China cybersecurity law

  • Network Operator vs. Critical Information Infrastructure Operator
  • The Multi-level Protection Scheme
  • Personal Information and Non-personal Information Protection
  • Do’s and Don’ts

The main legal issues in digital translation

  • Licenses and Permits
  • IP in digitalisation: rights in brands, data, and business models;
  • Other regulatory issues arising from new technologies and new business models (AIs, MCNs, etc).

Compliance of Cybersecurity Products and Services

  • Legal framework for cybersecurity products and services
  • Types of mandatory certification and licenses
  • Concerns and issues in the application for cybersecurity certification and licenses



  • David Pan, Partner, Llinks Law Offices
  • Xun Yang, Partner, Llinks Law Offices
  • Nigel Zhu, Senior Associate, Llinks Law Offices