The new PRC data security law's blocking statute and its potential impact on cross-border disputes and enforcement actions
05 July 2021
Any party seeking to provide such data is barred from doing so without the permission of Chinese regulators. Violations of the blocking statute can lead to heavy corporate and individual fines, a suspension of operations and/or revocation of business permits. For more details please read our client briefing: New PRC Data Security Law - Allen & Overy.
The restrictions on the movement of data is one of nine key challenges for in house counsel identified in the 2021 Allen & Overy White Collar Crime & Investigations Review.