Regulations for Children’s Personal Information Protection

On 23rd August, the Cybersecurity Administration of China published the Regulations on the Protection of Children’s Personal Information. Children are minors under the age of 14. It stipulates that the collection, storage, use, transfer and disclosure of children’s personal information through the Internet in China shall follow the principles of legitimate necessity, informed consent, clear purpose, safety guarantee and legal utilization.

Network operators shall notify the child guardian in a significant and clear way, and shall obtain the explicit consent of the child guardian when collect or use personal information of children

Network operators should take measures such as encryption to store children’s personal information and ensure information security. ent 6;\lsdprior