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Chiang Considers Increased Penalties

PRIVACY LAW—HONG KONG

September 3, 2010

Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Allan Chiang has met with representatives of the political group New Forum to hear concerns and recommendations on the collection and use of personal data for direct marketing by organizations, according to a commission press release. New Forum recommends legislation to regulate the transfer of personal data and raising the penalty for offenses of the ordinance on Personal Data Privacy. The commissioner has written to Hong Kong's monetary authority, among other government officials, to draw attention to the ordinance on marketing practices and agrees with New Forum's suggestion that the penalty for offenses should be raised, the report states.
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