Hong Kong PDPO

Big Changes in Hong Kong’s PDPO As Discussion Paper is Released

6 Data Protection Principles of the Hong Kong PDPO

The Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the “PDPO”) was passed in 1995 and took effect from December 1996 (except certain provisions). It is one of Asia’s longest standing comprehensive data protection laws.Here we look at the six data protection principles  The six data protection principles Any person or organization collecting, holding, processing or using personal data must …

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Big Changes in Hong Kong’s PDPO As Discussion Paper is Released

Big Changes in Hong Kong’s PDPO As Discussion Paper is Released

In January , the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (the CMAB)  released its discussion paper (LC Paper. No. CB(2) 512/19-20(03) (the Paper) seeking the Legislative Council’s Panel on Constitutional Affairs’ (the Panel) views on proposed changes to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap.486) (the PDPO). The Paper was released on Monday 13th January, as part …

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Hong Kong Data Protection The PDPO Your Guide

Hong Kong Data Protection The PDPO Your Guide

The Ordinance at a Glance The PDPO is applicable to both the private and the public sectors. It is technology-neutral and principle-based. The Data Protection Principles (“DPPs” or “DPP”), which are contained in Schedule 1 to the PDPO, outline how data users should collect, handle and use personal data, complemented by other provisions imposing further …

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GDPR Four Steps to Stronger Data Protection Policies

GDPR Four Steps to Stronger Data Protection Policies

We’ve begun to see news headlines where organisations receive fines for lack of adequate data protection. Regulators will never be able to police every non-compliant company, so what’s the data protection regulation for in most cases? While the GDPR is an enforcement framework, it is also a set of guiding principles that you can use …

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Data Breach Root Causes

Data Breach Root Causes

With so many cases of data breaches being reported, you may be wondering whether hackers have become cleverer or whether organisations are not giving data protection the seriousness it deserves. Unfortunately, many organisations may not know human error is one of the primary data breach causes. Often, inappropriate data handling policies and procedures, not to …

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