Chiang Responds to Data Ordinance Review
PRIVACY LAW—HONG KONGJune 3, 2011
Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Allan Chiang responded this week to the Government's Report on Further Public Discussions on Review of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. Chiang addressed the administration and the Legislative Council's Panel on Constitutional Affairs, saying that while he looks forward to "early implementation" of the proposed amendments, he is standing firm on his belief in the need for proposals that the administration chose not to pursue. In the press release, Chiang notes "several crucial flaws" with the report, particularly those relating to "collection and use of personal data in direct marketing as well as unauthorised sale of personal data by data user."