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A Q&A with Commissioner Allan Chiang

PRIVACY LAW—HONG KONG

July 5, 2012

In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Allan Chiang offers insight into the work of his office, the types of complaints received and the importance of enforcers having the ability to impose sanctions in the event of a breach. In the past year alone, Chiang's office has received nearly 1,500 personal data complaints, but Chiang adds that the existing provisions under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance "are inadequate in safeguarding personal data protection." Chiang shares six amendments to the ordinance that "are expected to pass shortly" and discusses his office's consumer education initiatives. (Must be an IAPP member and logged in to view.)
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