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How HK privacy law will be tightened apart from Doxxing? Threat or Opportunity?

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

What changes should businesses be aware from bigger picture point of view?

The change of global privacy landscape

  • Technology (e.g. AI, Big Data, cloud, IoT, social media) is increasingly making impact on personal data privacy

  • Many jurisdictions have passed or proposed new/revised personal data protection law

  • The adoption of data protection and privacy legislation increased by 11% between 2015 and 2020#

  • 66% of nations of the world have data protection legislation#

  • EU GDPR (effective May 2018) raised the benchmark of personal data protection and people’s privacy expectation to new heights

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Strategic focus of HK Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PDPO)

  • Privacy Protection Amidst Technological Development

  • Enhanced Enforcement

  • Promotion, Publicity and Education

  • Review of the Ordinance

  • International and Mainland Connections

Source: Legislative Council Panel on Constitutional Affairs Report on the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in 2020

Amendment directions of the HK PDPO

  • Mandatory data breach notification mechanism

  • Requirements on setting out data retention policy

  • Increasing PCPD’s sanctioning powers

  • Regulating data processors directly

  • Clarifying the definition of ‘personal data

  • Regulation of doxxing


Proposed legislative amendments to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO)

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