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Privacy, data protection, and competition law in China: Some preliminary considerations

  • U.S.-Asia Law Institute 139 MacDougal Street, Room 512 New York, New York, 10012 United States (map)


Whilst issues relating to the interaction and relationship between privacy, data protection, and competition law have been much discussed in the past few years, to date, there has been little consideration of how such issues might play out in China. This presentation is a preliminary exploration of how these issues might be understood and developed in China. In particular, it examines the legal, institutional, and governance framework surrounding privacy and data protection in China and considers how competition law fits into this broader picture.


Dr. Wendy Ng is a Senior Lecturer at Melbourne Law School. She researches on competition law, focusing on China, international and comparative law, and political economy issues. Her book, ‘The Political Economy of Competition Law in China’, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. Prior to joining Melbourne Law School, Wendy worked as a lawyer at leading commercial law firms in Melbourne and New York and as a lecturer at the University of Adelaide.