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Ordinance’s Amendments Roll Out in Phases

PRIVACY LAW—HONG KONG

November 15, 2012

Patrick Peng of Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLC, reports on amendments to Hong Kong’s data privacy regime. The Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance came into force in July, but the amendments will be introduced in three phases. From 1 October, rules on outsourcing personal data processing, disclosure of personal data without data user consent and a strengthening of the privacy commissioner’s enforcement powers take effect. Phase two brings rules on direct marketing, while phase three will see the implementation of rules on legal assistance to “aggrieved individuals.”
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