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AmCham China member companies face complex cyber security related compliance concerns in China – especially as it relates to the regulation of the Internet and online systems.

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed China's Cybersecurity Law on November 7, 2016, which officially entered into effect on June 1, 2017, and has continued to release implementation guidelines. The law establishes a comprehensive regulatory regime for cyber security, formalizes legal responsibilities for "network operators" and "network service providers," and develops regulatory supervision in a systematic way. The law will regulate all network services and activities within China, including construction, operation, maintenance, and usage of networks.

Many American companies have concerns about how to comply with various aspects of the law from ICT products to solutions and services, especially data localization requirements, the restriction of cross-border data flows, security review processes, and requirements to share data and provide technical support and assistance to law enforcement agencies when requested.

Join AmCham China's Information Communications Technology (ICT) Committee and the Compliance Committee to learn more about how a robust compliance program can be implemented, and what your company can do to comply with the Cybersecurity Law.

**Note that this program will be primarily in English, but Mr. Chen Jihong will present in Chinese, although his PPT will be translated into English. All other speakers will speak English. There will be no interpretation of remarks.

Please contact Mr. Evan Schmitt at eschmitt@amchamchina.org for further information about this event. Evan is the AmCham China Coordinator for the ICT Forum.


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Registration and Networking
2:30 PM - 2:35 PM
Welcome Remarks and Introduction
2:35 PM - 2:55 PM
How to Comply with Network Cybersecurity and Data Protection
Presentation in Chinese, with English translated PPT.
2:55 PM - 3:10 PM
Practical Compliance Issues and Implementation in China
State secrecy, personal data privacy, encryption
3:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Data Sovereignty and the Cybersecurity Law
What might the future hold for cross-border data transfer in China?
3:25 PM - 3:55 PM
Panel Discussion
3:55 PM - 4:25 PM
Audience Q&A


  • Wei Ding (Senior Director of Oracle (China) Software Systems Co., Ltd.)

    Wei Ding

    Senior Director of Oracle (China) Software Systems Co., Ltd.

    Dr. Ding Wei, PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, is currently employed with Oracle China as Senior Director of Standards Strategy and Policy. Dr. Ding directs standardization and policy strategy for the business interests of Oracle China. Prior to this position in Oracle, he was working for Intel (China) Co. Ltd as Standardization Specialist, and previously, he acted as the Standards Strategy Manager in Sun Microsystems, where he managed Sun’s standardization strategies, activities, and portfolio in China.

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  • Chen Jihong (Partner at Zhong Lun Law Firm)

    Chen Jihong

    Partner at Zhong Lun Law Firm


    陈际红律师于2005年被法制日报及中国电子商务协会联合评为“2005IT法务人年度十佳”;2006年入选国家知识产权战略办公室评选的国家知识产权战略专家; 2011年入选英国Corporate INTL Magazines 评选的“中国最佳50名律师”;2011年入选国家知识产权局评审的国家知识产权专家库;2013年陈律师被北京市律师协会授予“北京市十佳知识产权律师”的称号。2015年被ALB评选为中国最佳15名知识产权律师。于2016年,被Corporate INTL评选为中国年度最佳电信法律师;被Global Law Experts评选为Telecommunications Law - Lawyer of the Year in China – 2016(2016最佳中国电信法律师);被MIP(Managing Intellectual Property)评选为“中国杰出知识产权律师”(IP Stars)

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  • Yan Luo (Special Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP)

    Yan Luo

    Special Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

    Yan Luo advises clients in a broad array of regulatory matters in connection with international trade, cybersecurity and antitrust/competition laws in the U.S., EU and China.

    With previous work experience in Washington, DC and Brussels before relocating to Beijing, Ms. Luo has fostered her government and regulatory skills in all three capitals. She is able to strategically advise international companies on Chinese regulatory matters and represent Chinese companies in regulatory reviews in other markets.

    Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Luo completed an internship with the Office of International Affairs of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. Her experiences in Brussels include representing major Chinese companies and the Chinese government in trade, competition and public procurement matters before the European Commission and national authorities in EU member States.

    Ms. Luo is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/Asia) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and an active member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law.

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  • Joanna Mao (Deputy Director of United States Information Technology Office (USITO))

    Joanna Mao

    Deputy Director of United States Information Technology Office (USITO)


    Joanna Mao joined the United States Information Technology Office (USITO) in September 2015 serving as its Deputy Managing Director. Prior to that, Joanna was employed with Lenovo, Intel, A.P. Muller. Maersk, Microsoft and Ogilvy & Mather. She has 17 years of marketing, communication and partner management experience in the information technology sector, and while serving as spokeswoman, oversaw government affairs in North Asia. Joanna was once in investment banking, providing counseling for Chinese companies seeking overseas listings while serving for ING Baring.

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  • Susan Munro (Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP Beijing Representative Office)

    Susan Munro

    Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP Beijing Representative Office

    Susan Munro is a Partner in the International Department of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, based in Beijing. She has lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for 30 years and has acquired extensive knowledge and experience of Asian business and legal environments. Ms. Munro earned a degree in Chinese from the University of London and pursued postgraduate studies at Fudan University in Shanghai before undertaking legal studies in the U.K. and Hong Kong. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinesee and works in Chinese on a daily basis.

    Ms. Munro is part of Steptoe’s multi-office and cross-disciplinary team that works together to provide clients with comprehensive advice on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Anti-Bribery Act and related anti-corruption laws around the world. She has advised investment banks, insurance companies, IT companies, cosmetics, food, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment companies on compliance with anti-bribery laws. She regularly assists clients with the development and implementation of compliance policies tailored for China and conducts training for clients in Chinese. Over the past 15 years, she has conducted more than 25 internal investigations involving anti-bribery and books and records issues and related accounting and disclosure requirements for companies operating throughout Asia. She also regularly works on earnings management investigations for U.S. listed companies operating in Asia.

    In related practices, Ms. Munro advises clients on China and Hong Kong employment, cyber security and data privacy issues. She has been active in Hong Kong and China based arbitrations for more than 15 years and has advised clients in relation to disputes before the China International Economic Trade and Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the ICC, the HKIAC, and the LCIA. She also regularly advises clients on cross-border litigation involving the U.S., the U.K., Hong Kong and China.

    Ms. Munro qualified as a barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law, London before being called to the Bar of England & Wales and to the Bar of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Subsequently, she qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales. She is recommended in the Dispute Resolution and Anti-Corruption categories Chambers Asia 2012 and 2013.

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