Data Protection in China
For part two of our Expert Series discussion on China’s Social Credit System, with an emphasis on data protection and data privacy, Paul hosted Samm Sacks, senior fellow in the Technology Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Samm's research focuses on innovation, cybersecurity, and emerging information and communication technology (ICT) policies globally, with an emphasis on China.
Firstly, Samm discusses what data protection and data privacy mean in China. Next, she reviews the regulatory landscape. She then puts China’s data protection system in a global context and discusses how it compares to Europe’s GDPR regulation. Finally, Samm ties these points back into China’s Social Credit System, building on Martin Chorzempa’s discussion in part one.