On October 29th 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released theDraft Data Exit Security Assessment Measures 《数据出境安全评估办法(征求意见稿)》for public comments. This draft, once it comes into effect, would likely replace several previous draft measures and national regulations focusing on cross-border data transfer and set the foundation for additional national standards in this regard.

AmCham China's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Forum will host a virtual workshop at 11:00 AM-12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 17, to discuss this draft among ICT members. Members from other relevant sectors are welcome to participate as well.

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  • Joanna Mao (Co-Chair of AmCham China ICT Forum, Deputy Managing Director at United States Information Technology Office (USITO))

    Joanna Mao

    Co-Chair of AmCham China ICT Forum, Deputy Managing Director at 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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  • Yan Luo (Partner at Covington & Burling LLP Beijing Office)

    Yan Luo

    Partner at Covington & Burling LLP Beijing Office


    Yan Luo advises clients on a broad range of regulatory matters in connection with data privacy and cybersecurity, antitrust and competition, as well as international trade laws in the United States, EU, and China.

    Ms. Luo has significant experience assisting multinational companies navigating the rapidly-evolving Chinese cybersecurity and data privacy rules. Her work includes high-stakes compliance advice on strategic issues such as data localization and cross border data transfer, as well as data protection advice in the context of strategic transactions. She also advises leading Chinese technology companies on global data governance issues and on compliance matters in major jurisdictions such as the European Union and the United States.

    Ms. Luo regularly contributes to the development of data privacy and cybersecurity rules and standards in China. She chairs Covington’s membership in two working groups of China's National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (“TC260”), and serves as an expert in China’s standard-setting group for Artificial Intelligence and Ethics.

    Ms. Luo is named as Global Data Review’s “40 under 40” in 2018 and is frequently quoted by leading media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

    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 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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