China releases standard contract for cross-border transfers of personal information

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released the final version of measures on the standard contract for the cross-border transfer of personal information, including a template contract accompanying the measures. The measures take effect on 1 June 2023 but are subject to a 6-month grace period to allow companies time to bring their activities into compliance.

This marks another important step in establishing China’s cross-border data transfer framework.