Interview with: Kai ZHU(朱凯), Senior Partner(高级合伙人)

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Kai ZHU creates high-quality legal services in the field of data compliance and personal information protection.

朱凯律师,打造数据合规和个人信息保护领域的精品法律服务

Why did you choose to join I-Land Law Offices? What is its attraction?

你为什么会选择加入中岛律师事务所,它吸引的地方在哪里?

I-Land Law Offices is different from the traditional large law firm I practiced before. Those large law firms are too rigid, while the practicing risks of lawyers are increasing. It is normally difficult to obtain support and development space for new service areas without the attention of the top management. On the contrary, I-Land Law Offices has a very flexible mechanism. As one of the founders of the firm, we paid attention to its flexibility at the beginning. We think that the future of a firm is not determined by its founder, but is a outcome of the market, so we give the firm various development spaces and support. I believe this is the most attractive place for I-Land Law Offices.

中岛律师事务所不同于我此前执业的传统大型律师事务所。那些大型律师事务所太过僵化、律师的执业风险日益增加、新的业务领域如果没有得到最高管理层的重视则很难获得支持和发展空间。与之相反的是,中岛律师事务所拥有一个非常灵活的机制。我作为事务所的创始人之一,我们在一开始的时候就注重它的灵活性,我们认为一家事务所未来会发展成怎样,并不是创始人能够决定的,它是市场的产物,因此我们给与事务所各种发展的空间和支持。我相信这是中岛律师事务所最吸引人的地方。

How to combine your legal service characteristics with I-Land Law Offices?

如何在中岛律师事务所与您的业务特色相结合?

Network security, data compliance and personal information protection are a very new fields of legal services. My team and I have thrown ourselves into this field for several years. This field are new, need technical knowledge background, and need continuous knowledge updating.

The proportion of young people (under 35 years old) in I-Land Law Offices accounts for more than 70%, the proportion of master’s degree is nearly 50%, and 5 people have doctor’s degrees. The personnel structure of I-Land Law Offices is very consistent with the legal service needed.

We now have more than 20 young legal professionals with high academic qualifications in the “TMT and Data Compliance” Professional Committee, who are determined to devote themselves to research and innovation in this legal service field.

网络安全、数据合规和个人信息保护是一个非常新的法律服务领域,我和我的团队已经在这个领域中努力了数年。这个领域的特点是:全新的领域、需要一定的技术知识、需要持续不断的知识更新。

在中岛律师事务所的年轻人(35岁以下)的比例占到70%以上,硕士学位的比例将近50%,还有5人拥有博士学位。中岛的人员知识结构与这个法律服务领域的特点非常契合。

我们现在“TMT与数据合规”专业委员会中有超过20名高学历的年轻法律专业人才,他们都立志投身在这个法律服务领域的研究和创新工作中。

How do you view the future legal services in the field of data compliance and personal information protection in China?

您如何看待中国未来的数据合规和个人信息保护领域法律服务?

The future will be the era of data and information, and the legal services in the field of data compliance and personal information protection will develop at a high speed with the development of the era. I believe this is the future of the legal services. From the specific situation, we can see that China has basically completed its legal framework on data compliance and personal information protection. We have the Network Security Law, the Data Security Law and the Personal Information Protection Law. We can see that the legal system construction of these laws has been constantly strengthened and improved. We can also see, at the practical level, regulators pay more attention to network security and data compliance during IPO review, which will be very instructive.

Therefore, the legal services in the field of data compliance and personal information protection are still at the beginning. The market in the future is very large, which is a new market.

未来一定是数据和信息的时代,那么数据信息领域的法律服务将随着时代的发展高速发展,我相信这就是法律服务的未来。从具体的情况来看,我们可以看到中国现在在数据信息方面的法律体系框架已经基本建成,我们已经有了《网络安全法》、《数据安全法》和《个人信息保护法》;我们可以看到国家在这几部分的制度建设不断地加强和完善;我们可以看到在实务层面,监管部门在IPO审查的时候越来越注重网络安全和数据合规,这将非常有引导性。

因此,数据信息领域的法律服务从目前来看,还是刚刚起步而已,未来的市场非常大,这是一个全新的市场。

What is the competitive advantage of I-Land Law Offices in the field of data & information?

中岛在数据信息领域的法律服务竞争优势是什么?

Our competitive advantages are mainly reflected in three aspects. First, our existing legal services in the field of data & information, based on the research and practice of previous years, have a solid foundation. Our service is comparable to that of any well-known law firm. Second, we have a strong team to constantly update and optimize our services, and our services follow the development of the law. Third, our prices are competitive because we are new participants and we hope to gain market share through attractive prices.

我们的竞争优势主要是三点:第一,我们现有的数据信息领域的法律服务基于此前几年的研究和实践,具备相当坚实的基础,我们的服务堪比任何其他知名机构;第二,我们有一只强大的团队不断更新和优化我们的服务,我们的服务紧随法律的发展;第三,我们的价格有竞争力,因为我们是新的参与者,我们希望通过有吸引力的价格获取市场份额。

Can you give a recent successful case of legal services in the field of data & information?

能否列举一个最近的数据信息领域法律服务成功案例?

Just one week after the implementation of the Measures for Data Exit Security Assessment on September 1, 2022, we have just completed the first Data Outbound Risk Self Assessment for a Hong Kong listed company. The challenge of this project is that the Data Outbound Risk Self Assessment Report (Template) released by the relevant departments was released a very short time before we were about to complete the assessment, so we had to quickly adjust our assessment framework and related content. Thanks to our team’s proficiency in the rules of Data Outbound and our modular model in the design of the evaluation framework, we quickly completed the adjustment and completed the self-assessment service in a very short time.

This case fully demonstrates that we can provide a very high-quality and efficient legal services in the field of data & information.

就在2022年9月1日《数据出境安全评估办法》正式实施后的一周内,我们刚刚为一家香港上市公司完成了首个数据出境风险自评估项目。这个项目的挑战在于,相关部门公布的《数据出境风险自评估报告(模板)》在我们即将完成评估报告前非常短的时间内才刚刚公布,因此我们不得不快速地调整我们原有的评估框架和相关内容。得益于我们团队原本对数据出境的各项规则非常熟练地掌握、以及我们在评估框架设计过程中的模块化模式,我们快速地完成了调整,并且在非常短的时间里完成了本次自评估服务。

这一案例充分说明,我们能够为客户在数据信息领域提供非常优质、高效的法律服务。