What Happens in China Stays in China


Geoffrey Vance (McDermott) and Jared Nelson (MWE China Law Offices) wrote this bylined article on the costs and risks from China’s stringent laws regarding cross-border data transfers. The authors wrote that the best solution “is to have that data stored and reviewed in China, by Chinese law firms with Chinese lawyers fluent in the local languages,” which “allows global companies to comply with the numerous regulations, laws and restrictions and avoid the mistakes made by — and penalties imposed against — the majority of global corporations that continue to treat electronic data the old way, which also happens to be the wrong way.”