China's Digital Governance and Its Global Implications

Here is what you will learn

Learn about the Chinese leadership's approach to data governance, their motivation and practical implications for businesses and governments.  
Understand the debate in China over data governance, including around privacy, cybersecurity and ownership of data. 
Learn about how officials in Beijing and Washington DC view access to each other's data as a security and geostrategic issues and the steps being taken on each side in response.  
Analyze how other governments such as the EU, the U.S. and India are responding to China's data governance policies.
Meet Your Expert: Samm Sacks
Samm Sacks is a Senior Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center. Her research examines China’s information and communications technology (ICT) policies, with a focus on China’s cybersecurity legal system, the U.S.-China technology relationship, and the geopolitics of data privacy and cross-border data flows. Previously, Sacks launched the industrial cyber business for Siemens in China, Japan, and South Korea. Prior to this, she led China technology sector analysis at the political risk consultancy Eurasia Group and worked as an analyst and Chinese linguist with the national security community. She is a frequent contributor to the media and her articles have appeared in outlets including The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, MIT Tech Review, and Slate. She has testified multiple times before Congress on China’s technology and cyber policies. She reads and speaks Mandarin.

What our students say about us

I really appreciated the instructor's ability to summarize and contextualize major policy developments and legislation in China. Analysis of the interplay between Chinese policies, the US response and Chinese counter responses was most interesting.
Jared Ragland
Business Software Alliance
The industry insights were valuable and otherwise difficult to get.
Lei Jiahui
Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry 
Everything you need to know about the current state of affairs regarding China's data governance and the role that this is currently playing in US-China relations. I would highly recommend this Deep Dive.
Kenton Thibaut
Atlantic Council
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Who will benefit from this Deep Dive?
This deep dive is for people working on:
  • China regulatory issues including privacy, cybersecurity and cross-border data regulation
  • International technology issues  
  • US-China relations
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