Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Novel coronavirus outbreak throws up data privacy questions for businesses in China, Hong Kong and Singapore

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on January 30, 2020, that the outbreak of 2019 nCoV (novel coronavirus) is a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” Further information is available in the WHO statement. On January 31, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States also declared a public health … Continue Reading

Hong Kong Commissioner upgrades rules for processing biometric data

The Hong Kong Commissioner has published guidance (‘Guidance’) to assist data users in complying with Hong Kong’s privacy laws when processing biometric data, and takes a broader approach than previous guidance dealing with when and how biometric data may be handled by an organisation. Although no distinction is drawn between personal data and sensitive personal … Continue Reading

Hong Kong’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data releases Best Practice Guide on Privacy Management Programmes

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. Last month, Hong Kong’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (OPCP) released a Best Practice Guide on Privacy Management Programmes (PMP) (the Guide). Striking a similar chord to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office in the recently released code of practice on conducting Privacy Impact Assessments, the … Continue Reading

Asian Developments ―Tougher Data Protection Laws on the Eastern Horizon

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan have been flexing their data protection muscles. Macau’s Office for Personal Data Protection (“OPDP”) is investigating the transfer of data from the Asian subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands to the United States. Hong Kong has just passed the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance … Continue Reading
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