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Commissioner Releases Proposal for Data User Returns

PRIVACY LAW—HONG KONG

July 22, 2011

The privacy commissioner of Hong Kong has released a document seeking comments on a proposal that would require data users to disclose their activities to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hunton & Williams' Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports. The proposal would be under the authority of the Hong Kong Privacy Ordinance, granting the privacy commissioner the means to require data users to submit data user returns. In its current state, the proposal would require data users to disclose the type and nature of the personal data they control in those returns. The proposal would affect data users in the banking, telecommunications and insurance industries as well as users with large databases.
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