Didi Fined Over 8 Billion Yuan. Now What?†
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On July 21, 2022, the Cyberspace Administration of China announced a decision to impose on DiDi Global Inc. (“Didi”) an “administrative penalty related to cybersecurity review”. The bases for the penalty decision mainly include: the Cybersecurity Law, the Data Security Law, and the Personal Information Protection Law. The massive fine amount was reportedly based on “a comprehensive consideration of the nature, duration, and harm of Didi’s violations as well as the circumstances [under which the violations were committed]”. Is the fine that Didi is facing reasonable? In the future, will this amount become a standard penalty and/or will it be referenced in similar cases or for similar companies?
Also, Didi is reportedly considering soliciting a state-owned enterprise to become a shareholder in order to gain the trust of the regulating institution and reduce regulatory risks. What implications does this have for other companies?
† This piece was contributed by Haoxuan Cheng and edited by SINOTALKS.COM.
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