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October 7, 2021
Compliance with privacy laws means always staying on top of changes at the legislative level. Recently, China enacted its privacy law, the Personal Information Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (PIPL). It comes into effect Nov. 1, 2021. It contains stricter provisions on data processing and relies mainly on end-user notice and consent. Penalties for violating the law include fines for nearly 50 million RMB (Chinese currency) or 5% of an organization's annual revenue, based on the previous year's total.
The law now mandates end users' explicit consent for a website to collect personal information. Personal information, as defined under the Chinese law, is any information that relates to an “identified or identifiable natural person."
This change requires a "re-publish."
The Osano banner now provides the end-user more information to help them make an informed decision on whether they consent to cookies. Users can opt-in or opt-out, whereas previously, the default was opt-in. If users don't make a choice, the assumption is they don't want cookies deployed for tracking, analytics, personalization or marketing.
The new Chinese banner ensures:
The Osano staff is a diverse team of free thinkers who enjoy working as part of a distributed team with the common goal of working to make a more transparent internet. Occasionally, the team writes under the pen name of our mascot, “Penny, the Privacy Pro.”