Mark your calendar for AmCham China ICT Committee's Cross Border Data Transfer Q&A Event on June 12!

In recent years, alongside the rapid development of the digital economy and the concomitant increase in data generation, collection, processing and monitoring in China, the government has accelerated efforts to establish a robust legal framework for data protection. These laws and regulations, particularly with respect to requirements on the processing of personal information and cross-border data transfer, pose significant challenges and compliance obligations for multinational companies when conducting business in and with China.

For this event, AmCham China is pleased to invite industry experts from USITO and WilmerHale to answer crucial questions that member companies have when it comes to cross border data transfer.

All members are welcome.

Event Details:

  • Event format: Offline
  • Time & Date: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Beijing Time, June 12
  • Language: English
  • Contact: Yin Yu, yyu@amchamchina.org


  • Registration is required. Registration closes at 6:00 PM Beijing Time, June 11.
  • This meeting will be off-the-record.


2:30 PM - 2:35 PM
Opening Remarks
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM
Q & A Panel Discussion
3:25 PM - 3:30 PM
Event Wrap-up and Closing Remarks


  • 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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  • Kenneth Zhou (Partner at WilmerHale LLP)

    Kenneth Zhou

    Partner at WilmerHale LLP


    Kenneth Zhou is a partner in the firm's Asia Corporate Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2004.
    Mr. Zhou's practice focuses on foreign direct investment, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital, joint ventures and strategic alliance, general corporate, anti-trust and regulatory matters, FCPA and investigations, and international dispute resolution. He has advised many foreign companies in high-tech, media and entertainment, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking and financial services, publishing, consumer product and services industries with respect to their strategic expansion, investments and business operations in China. Mr. Zhou has also advised leading Chinese companies on their outbound investments, M&A and strategic expansion in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, he is also experienced in capital market, foreign trade and WTO matters.
    Mr. Zhou is a former governor and General Counsel of AmCham China. He currently serves as Chair of the Outbound Investment Forum of AmCham China.
    Mr. Zhou is the author of the Business Organization Chapter published in Business Law in China: Trade, Investment, Operations and Finance. ICC Publ. No. 672, 2d rev. ed. He is also one of the authors of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law – The First Five Years, published by Wolters Kluwer in 2012. He has written articles in such periodicals as China Law & Practice, Asia Pacific Antitrust and Trade Review, Capital and others on a wide range of topics including M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity/venture capital investment, foreign direct investment in China, tax and regulatory matters.
    Mr. Zhou was interviewed and spoke at events organized by CNN, Bloomberg, CCTV, The American Lawyer, Cai Jin Magazine, South China Morning Post, American Chamber of Commerce China, 21st Century, Top Capital, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), Asia Risk, and others on a variety of topics including cross-border M&A, anti-monopoly filings in China, equity financing, outbound investments of Chinese companies, dispute resolution, PE/VC investments, Internet law, SOE restructuring, qualified foreign institutional investors (QFII), qualified foreign limited partnership (QFLP), VIE structures, anti-monopoly law and national security review.

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AmCham China-Member
Standard Price RMB 150
AmCham China-Non-Member
Standard Price RMB 450


AmCham China Washington Room

Floor 3, Gate East One, Pacific Century Place, 2A Workers' Stadium North Road

Beijing, Chaoyang District, China

If you have any questions please contact Yin Yu

Contact Organizer

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