The Legal Protection of International Organisations’ Data

Cover photo: © : Markus Spiske
Cover photo: © : Markus Spiske

Study of the Big Data Program to Implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals with Regard to EU and Chinese Data Protection Laws

This study deals with the legal protection of international organisations’ data that may be stored in China. It is part of a research project on the impact on Dutch data security of data storage in China. One of the main lines of this research project is the question to what extent China-based data storage by the UN meets Dutch/EU legal requirements with regard to privacy and cybersecurity. The data of Europeans transferred to the United Nations is likely to be stored in China or to be entrusted, as part of a cloud offer, to a Chinese service provider.

Authors: Aude Géry & Anne-Thida Norodom, with a foreword by Rogier Creemers


The aim of the LeidenAsiaCentre is to generate academic knowledge on modern East Asia that can find societal applications in the Netherlands. The LeidenAsiaCentre focuses primarily on East Asia: China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea and Singapore, but is expanding its focus to include South and Southeast Asia, notably India and the Indo-Pacific. As an independent NGO by Dutch law, the LeidenAsiaCentre identifies topics related to social-economic and political developments within Asia that are of relevance for the Netherlands and Europe at large.