La legge cinese sulla protezione delle informazioni personali: un GDPR con caratteristiche cinesi?

The essay, following a brief outline of the legal evolution of the implementation of the right to privacy in the Chinese legal culture, focuses on the analysis of the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) of the People's Republic of China, by comparing it with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union.
The provisions of the new information protection law will be analysed, in order to prove the evolution of the Chinese legal system from a monistic scheme of privacy protection to a dualistic protection of both privacy and personal information, and to assess the recognition of certain individual rights within the framework of the “rule of law with Chinese characteristics”.