On 26 January, Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Commissioner) published his annual report on 2015 complaints and enforcement activity under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO).
The report reveals that 871,000 Hong Kong individuals were affected by data breaches in 2015, compared with 47,000 in 2014. The 98 incidents reported to the Commissioner last year (an increase from … Continue Reading
On 29 March, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (the “Commissioner“) published a guidance note that supplements previous guidance on the use of closed circuit television systems and for the first time addresses the increasing use of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS“, or, more popularly, “drones”). The Commissioner’s guidance is the first significant regulatory engagement … Continue Reading
On 29 December, 2014, Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (the “Commissioner”) published a guidance note concerning the potential implementation of section 33 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the “PDPO”), which would restrict the export of personal data from Hong Kong.
The Commissioner’s view is that publication of his guidance will help businesses prepare for the eventual implementation … Continue Reading
Privacy regulators are increasingly turning their attention to the manner in which mobile apps collect, process and transmit personal data.
On 9 December, 21 privacy enforcement authorities around the world issued an open letter to seven of the world’s leading app marketplaces calling on them to make app privacy policies available to users prior to downloading.
The open letter was … Continue Reading
Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore permit net neutrality traffic control measures as long as they are fair and open. In contrast, South Korea permits network operators to block traffic or charge extra fees to the users of certain applications. The different policy approach in South Korea may be due to the country’s desire to be the world leader in 5G … Continue Reading