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China's recently implemented cybersecurity law, which is composed of six systems that form the Information and Technology Communications sector, establishes a comprehensive regulatory regime for cybersecurity, formalizes legal responsibilities for network operators and service providers, and develops regulatory supervision in a systematic way. The fourth system of the law is called "Personal Information and Important Data Protection System"and focuses on three categories: personal information, data transfer, and data management/governance.

The latest update of the law still lacked a clear guideline as to how companies are expected to implement and incorporate these new aspects of the law, leading to even more confusion on how to implement them in the context of foreign trade.

Join AmCham China to learn more about understanding, creating, and implementing a program that follows this new data protection regime within your firm from the contexts of US, European, and Chinese perspectives.


1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Registration and Networking
2:00 PM - 2:05 PM
Welcome & Introduction
2:05 PM - 2:25 PM
China’s Data Protection System vs the European Union’s GDPR
2:25 PM - 2:40 PM
From 'Personal Information Protection' to 'Data Governance'
2:40 PM - 2:55 PM
Protecting Personal Information According to China's Cybersecurity Law
2:55 PM - 3:10 PM
GDPR in Practice from the Perspective of a European Multinational
3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Moderated Panel Discussion
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Audience Q&A


  • Samm Sacks (Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Program at CSIS)

    Samm Sacks

    Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Program at CSIS

    Samm Sacks' research focuses on emerging information and communication technology (ICT) policies in China. She leads CSIS's "China Cyber Outlook", which analyzes China's evolving ICT governance system, including data flow and privacy policies, technology sector political leadership, and global expansion of Chinese tech companies. Before joining CSIS, she launched the industrial cyber business for Siemens in Asia. Previously, she led China's technology sector analysis at the political risk consultancy Eurasia Group. Prior to this, she worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and Defense Group Inc., advising senior US government officials on China's science and technology (S&T) development. A former Fulbright scholar in Beijing, Ms. Sacks holds an M.A. from Yale University in International Security and a B.A. from Brown University in Chinese Literature. Her recent research analyzes China's data governance policies, looking at China's first data protection standard in comparison with emerging data regimes in Europe and the Asia region.

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  • Rong Wang (Senior Expert at Tencent Research Institute)

    Rong Wang

    Senior Expert at Tencent Research Institute

    Rong Wang has long engaged in researches of telecommunication and Internet legislation and regulatory policies. Rong used to be the Deputy Director of Cyberlaw Center in CAICT (China Academy of Information and Communication Technology), which is one of the most important think tank in China's ICT industry. She has a significant research contribution to personal information protection law and cyber security law.

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  • Yanzhe He (Director of Review at China Electronics Technology Standardization Institute Information Security Research Center)

    Yanzhe He

    Director of Review at China Electronics Technology Standardization Institute Information Security Research Center

    Yanzhe He has conducted and long been in engaged in research on cloud computing security, network security standards/compliance, risk assessment, and personal information protection. He is a veteran in government and public services. His work centers around these tech concepts in the areas of institutions, large-scale enterprise network security related consulting, evaluation and training work, national network security rules and regulations, key scientific research project plans and scientific research plan development work, national standards "cloud computing service security capability requirements assessment method", "personal information security."
    Additionally, he was heavily involved in the compilation of the Code, the Data Exit Safety Assessment Guide, and the Personal Information Security Impact Assessment Guide.

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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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  • 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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  • Lisson Zhang (Standardization Oficer at Philips)

    Lisson Zhang

    Standardization Oficer at Philips

    Lisson Zhang joined Philips in 2008, serves as Philips China standardization strategy officer. In addition, he took the role as the Privacy Officer for Philips Greater China under responsibility of the Philips Global Privacy Office, and serves as the coordinator for a cross-functional virtual working group that consists of members from Philips Legal and Research, to interpret and advise on the Chinese Cybersecurity Law.

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