Tag Archives: Hong Kong

CIPL Hosts Workshop on Transparency and Risk Assessment

On October 20, 2016, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership hosted a side workshop at the International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners focused on transparency and risk assessment, entitled “The Role of Risk Assessment and Transparency in Enabling Organizational Accountability in the Digital Economy.”… Continue Reading

American Chamber of Commerce in China Publishes Policy Spotlight Report on Protecting Data Flows between China and the U.S.

On April 14, 2015, the American Chamber of Commerce in China (“AmCham”) published a report, entitled Protecting Data Flows in the US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (the “Report”). The Report is part of AmCham’s Policy Spotlight Series. While in principle addressed to the U.S. and Chinese teams that are currently negotiating the Bilateral Investment Treaty, the … Continue Reading

Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Publishes Guidance on Cross-Border Data Transfers

On December 29, 2014, the Hong Kong Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data published guidance on the protection of personal data in cross-border data transfers. The Guidance Note was released in light of the Privacy Commissioner's renewed focus on the legal restrictions governing cross-border data transfers in Hong Kong, which have not yet gone into effect.… Continue Reading

APEC and Chinese E-Commerce Center Co-Sponsor Data Privacy Workshop in Beijing

On July 22-23, 2013, the APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance and the China International Electronic Commerce Center hosted a Workshop in Beijing to discuss personal information protection issues in the APEC region. In addition to delegates from Mainland China, representatives from Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam were in attendance.… Continue Reading

Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance Amended

On June 27, 2012, the Hong Kong Legislative Council passed a bill to amend the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, including by adding new notification and consent requirements for various uses of personal data and imposing greater criminal penalties for violations. Most of the amendment’s new provisions will take effect on October 21, 2012. … Continue Reading

APEC Forum Discusses International Privacy Legislation Developments

On July 28, 2009,  the Data Privacy Subgroup meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in Singapore reported a number of privacy-related legislative developments on the horizon.  Among the highlights: On July 15, the Malaysian Cabinet approved privacy legislation to be enacted by the Parliament in early 2010  Vietnam is set to enact consumer … Continue Reading