In a joint seminar, STINT and the Office of Science and Innovation at the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing review updates to China’s data protection legislation and their impact on research collaborations.

In recent years, China has introduced a number of laws on data management which all have had a considerable impact on research collaborations with institutions and individual researchers in China. The impact of such laws may even extend to research on China conducted outside the country and without the direct involvement of Chinese partners. Data protection legislation is of course not unique to China (the EU for instance introduced GDPR in 2018). Aspects of the Chinese legislation have nonetheless created concerns outside the country, with the research community focusing on the effect of legislation on collaborations with institutions and researchers in China.

In September 2023 the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) published draft provisions on regulating and promoting cross-border data flows that included some relaxation for academic collaborations. The final version of these provisions was announced on 22 March and entered into force with immediate effect.

In view of the above, STINT and the Office of Science and Innovation at the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing offer an online seminar on 12 April to present China’s data protection legislation and discuss CAC’s new provisions.

The seminar will be held in Swedish.

Programme (online):

10.00 Overview of China’s data protection laws and regulations
  Introduction of CAC’s new provisions
10.25 Discussion
10.45 Seminar concludes

The seminar is led by Dr Erik Forsberg, Representative in China and APAC, STINT, and Ms Tina Karlberg, Counsellor for Innovation and Science at the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing.


Date: Friday 12 April 2024, 10:00–10:45

Online: via Microsoft Teams

Registration: Please register by 17:00 on 11 April 2024

A link will be distributed to participants before the online seminar starts.

Erik Forsberg
Representative in China and APAC, STINT

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