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EDRM Global Podcast Network

Sep 9, 2022

Ankura's Data & Technology Leader for APAC, Chris Marks and Data & Technology Leader for Greater China, Han Lai, in Hong Kong & Shanghai respectively, sit down with Kaylee & Mary to talk about how they found their feet on their respective journeys and what is different about eDiscovery in China, including authentication, data production outside of China and printing electronic data to admit into evidence. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and not necessarily the views of Ankura Consulting Group, LLC., its management, its subsidiaries, its affiliates, or its other professionals. Ankura is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice. “Just to note that the electronic evidence has now been considered acceptable into Chinese Court under the new evidence provision amendment took effect on 1st May 2020.”

The new evidence provision on electronic data provision in China

There are amendments to the Supreme People’s Court’s Provision on Evidence in Civil Procedures came into effect on 1st May 2020, which significantly improved the rules of electronic data, and defined the electronic data into 5 categories :

1. Information posted on electronic platform (e.g. Web Pages, blogs)
2. Communications through services of network application (e.g. email, text messages)
3. Electronic records (e.g. user registration information, transactions)
4. Electronic files (e.g. images, computer program)
5. Other information stored, processed, or transmitted in digital means.