Securing Electronic Data Evidence under the New Provisionis
The amendments to the Supreme People's Court's Provisions on Evidence in Civil Procedure will come into effect on May 1, 2020 (the “New Evidence Provisions”). This is the first time that the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) amended this judicial interpretation since it came into effect in 2002. The New Evidence Provisions has 89 amended or new provisions, and one of its significant improvements is the rules of electronic data. This note will provide an overview on the new rules related to electronic data evidence, alternatives of securing electronic data under the New Evidence Provisions, and our recommendations.