Brief Analysis of Major Compliance Points for Data Exports under New Cross-Border Data Flow Rules

On March 22, 2024, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued the Provisions for the Promotion and Standardization of Cross-Border Data Flows along with related supporting guidelines. These regulations aim to relax requirements for cross-border data flows and reduce compliance burden on enterprises involved in data exports, by introducing relevant exemptions and raising compliance trigger thresholds, among others. We have prepared this reference memo to assist businesses in better understanding the key compliance points under the new regulations and their impact on cross-border data transfers (full memo available in Chinese only).