Data Protection Laws in Hong Kong

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A data hk is a database that contains information and statistics about a particular area. It can be used for a wide range of purposes, including business analysis and research. There are many different types of data hk, including demographics, economy, infrastructure and social change. Some are free and others require payment to access. Several government departments and organizations collect this type of data, which is available through the Internet or in publications. Some data is also available through private companies. Some of this data is collected through surveys or interviews with members of the public.

HK has recently updated its laws on the protection of personal data. These new laws require a data user to obtain the voluntary consent of the data subject before transferring their personal data abroad. They also contain requirements to inform data subjects of the classes of persons to whom their personal data may be transferred and for what purpose.

These changes are a welcome development in Hong Kong. The new laws are in line with international norms and are consistent with the general principles set out in the EU’s GDPR and its national laws. They will make it easier for businesses to transfer personal data abroad and will protect the privacy of individuals in both jurisdictions.

There are a number of circumstances in which a Hong Kong business will need to be involved in a transfer impact assessment, most commonly because it is a data importer of personal data from the EEA. This will require it to agree to the standard contractual clauses and to contribute to a transfer impact assessment. It will also likely require it to conduct a privacy risk assessment (DPP 4).

The definition of “personal data” in the PDPO has not changed since it was first enacted. This is in line with international norms and is consistent with the definition in other legislative regimes – such as the Personal Information Protection Law that applies in mainland China (“PIPL”) and the General Data Protection Regulation that applies in the European Economic Area (“GDPR”).

The PDPO also includes an express requirement for a data user to obtain the voluntary consents of data subjects before transferring their personal data to another country or reusing it for a new purpose. This is a key element of data security, which must be considered in any data transfer. It is also a good idea to review your internal policies and procedures on data security to ensure that your company is meeting its obligations under the PDPO. This will help to prevent any breaches of the law and to minimize the damage that they can cause. It is also a good idea to educate your employees on the new laws, so that they can comply with them. The HK Government has produced a series of educational materials that can be accessed on its website. These materials are designed to be easy to read and understand. They also provide helpful guidance for data users to comply with the PDPO.