New Chinese E-Commerce Law to Offer Better Consumer Protection

New Chinese E-Commerce Law to Offer Better Consumer Protection


China announced this week that its first e-commerce law, which came into force last Tuesday, will ensure that consumers’ interests, particularly those related to privacy, will be protected.

The e-commerce law will ban online platforms from turning search results into recommendations made only based on the user’s personal information, including previous purchase records.

Wang Jian, director of the Cross-Border E-commerce Research Center of University of International Business and Economics also compared the law to the GDPR’s ‘right to be forgotten’, as it will compel operators to deal with personal data in a timely manner if a user requests to see, edit or delete their data.
Source: CGTN

Disini & Disini Law Office
osi.georgebarleta@gmail.com