Dr. Yanqing Hong is the research director at the Internet Development Research Institute, Peking University of China. He focuses on data protection, cross-boarder data flow and cybersecurity related legal issues. He now leads the standardization project on personal data protection under the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee of China, and acts as deputy head of the drafting task force for Guidelines for Data Cross-Border Transfer Security Assessment. He regularly participates in the bilateral or multilateral dialogues on cyber related issues, such as China-EU Digital Economy and Cybersecurity Expert Working Group which is organized by the Cyberspace Administration of China and DG Connect of the EU Commission. Before joining Peking University, he worked in the Cyberspace Administration of China on issues relating to international cooperation and cybersecurity. He received his Ph.D. in Law from the School of Law, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.