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New, Tougher Privacy Legislation to be Tabled Soon

PRIVACY LAW—HONG KONG

August 20, 2010

Hong Kong Chief Secretary Henry Tang says the government is working with the privacy commissioner on tougher privacy legislation that will be tabled soon, reports the Web site news.gov.hk. Tang said that recent privacy scandals involving mishandled customer data will help the government fine-tune the legislative proposal. Tang told reporters, "The recent incidents have aroused public awareness of privacy protection, which requires joint efforts by the government, the public and the trades. The government will put more effort in privacy protection and will give clear guidelines to various industries."
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