On August 20, 2021, China’s 13th Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed the country’s first comprehensive data protection law, the Personal Information Protection Law (the “PIPL”). The law is modeled, in part, on other jurisdictions’ omnibus data protection regimes, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). When it comes into effect on November 1, 2021, The PIPL will govern personal information processing activities carried out by companies or individuals within China. Like the GDPR, the PIPL also will apply to a company’s processing activities conducted outside of China.  A company not established in China is also covered by the law if it processes personal information about…