On March 17, 2020, the Executive Committee of the Global Privacy Assembly issued a statement giving their support to the sharing of personal data by organizations and governments for the purposes of fighting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Last week, at the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Hong Kong, data protection authorities from around the world issued non-binding guidance on the processing of personal data collected by connected cars.
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Last week, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership and several privacy team members at Hunton & Williams LLP attended the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Hong Kong. CIPL and Hunton also host several events during the conference.
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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.”
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On June 11 and 12, 2015, Asia Pacific Privacy Authority (“APPA”) members, invited observers and guest speakers from the government, private sector, academia and civil society, met in Hong Kong to discuss privacy law and policy issues at the 43rd APPA Forum. At the end of the open session on day two, APPA issued its customary communiqué, setting forth the highlights of the discussions of the open and closed sessions. The Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner, who hosted the APPA meeting, also hosted a conference on big data and privacy on June 10.

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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 Report has been made public. It thereby provides insight into the emerging issue of data localization for the benefit of a much wider audience.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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