New China National Security Law

Expect this to affect privacy and data security legislation, but we can’t say how until we see the text of the legislation…:

[…] The text of the proposed legislation (the “National Security Law”) is not publically available or, in all likelihood, settled yet. As a next step, the Standing Committee will need to finalize and approve the legislation. We understand that this could happen as soon as the next Standing Committee session in late June (according to the reported comments earlier this week of Tam Yiu-chung, Hong Kong’s sole delegate to the Standing Committee). If that is the case, the terms of the National Security Law may be published in a matter of weeks from now, with the legislation added to Annex III at or around the same time.

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