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Cybersecurity, data protection and transfer are critical issues for businesses when trading across international borders. Many businesses now operate business models that rely on the ability to process, store and transfer customer data. European SMEs have largely adapted to GDPR and other national data privacy laws, while an increased awareness of cybersecurity threats have also encouraged business to take stronger measures to improve cybersecurity and protect customer data.

The basic legal framework for cybersecurity and data protection in China was completed in 2021, with the issuance of the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) and the Data Security Law (DSL) – in addition to the previous Cybersecurity Law enacted in 2017. Other department rules and standards are also being drafted, outlining different levels of risk for data, stipulating provisions for data collection and storage, and indicating the conditions and criteria for the transfer of data across borders. These pose significant technical challenges to European SMEs in terms of adjusting their cloud infrastructure and ensuring the continuity of their cross-border operations.

This seminar will provide an update on the most recent regulatory developments in the field of cybersecurity and data protection. It will then explore the key challenges affecting EU companies, and provide a series of tips based on practical experience and case studies.


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Our experts will prepare and tailor the content of their presentations according to the needs and expectations of the audience. Please send us what topices you would be most interested in by email at


The event will be in English. It is open to the participation of all interested EU SMEs, consulates and business support organisations. Participation is free for all participants.

Format: Online (Zoom); Offline in Guangzhou, CICC office (TBC depending on the pandemic situation, detailed address will be provided upon confirmation of the registration).

Note: the Zoom link will be shared to registered participants, by email, 1 day before the webinar starts. For the offline venue, only a limited number of seats will be available, and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. The event organisers will confirm availability of seats directly with interested offline participants.

Got any questions on cybersecurity and data transfer? Let us know!

In the last week of May 2022, the EU SME Centre will be organising a webinar on cybersecurity compliance and cross-border data transfer. The experts will prepare and tailor the content of their presentations according to the needs and expectations of the audience: let us know your questions and the aspects which most concern you – our experts will elaborate on those during the webinar!


More details on the webinar will be published on our website and social media soon.


Valentino Lucini


Simone Ciampi

General Manager at Exprivia IT Solution (Shanghai) Co. Ltd,

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The EU SME Centre is a European Union initiative that provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), getting them ready to do business in China.

Our team of experts provides advice and support in four areas – business development, law, standards and conformity and human resources. Collaborating with external experts worldwide, the Centre converts valuable knowledge and experience into practical business tools and services easily accessible online. From first-line advice to in-depth technical solutions, we offer services through:  

Knowledge Centre 

Containing nearly 200 comprehensive market reports, guidelines and case studies available to download from our website. 

Advice Centre 

Saving your time, money and providing reassurance that you have the right information to support your business decisions

Training Centre 

Offering training programmes both face-to-face and online to plug the knowledge and skills gaps of SMEs entering the China market. 

SME Advocacy Platform 

Providing a coherent, consistent and consolidated voice for European small businesses

To gain full access to the Centre's services, simply sign up here to create an account.

To learn about our services for partnersclick here.

The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is the only business organisation recognised by both the Italian Government (Ministry of Economic Development, MiSE) and People's Republic of China (Ministry of Civil Affairs, MoCA) that aims to boost the internationalization of Italian business and to promote the "Made in Italy" in the PRC.

Established in 1991, CICC has now offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Suzhou. 

The CICC Members (over 800 Members and Friends until December 2021) represent the Italian business community such as public-invested and multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises (both manufacturing and commercial), service companies etc.

To companies settled in China and those with on-going business within the Chinese market, the CICC offers informative, training and business networking opportunities. Besides, the CICC qualifies itself as a voicing platform for them to share topics of common interest. To companies interested in strengthening their business in China, the CICC offers consultancy, assistance and marketing services.


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