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Critics Say Data Protection Law Needs Update

PRIVACY LAW—HONG KONG

November 25, 2013

Critics of Hong Kong’s data protection law say the law is “miles away” from comparable laws internationally and needs an update in order for the city to tackle privacy challenges and embrace opportunities presented by public data use, South China Morning Post reports. Reviews of the law have come following the privacy commissioner’s forced shutdown of mobile app “Do No Evil” for privacy violations. “There is a need to conduct a public consultation again to see whether people think the law now needs to be amended,” said lawmaker Charles Mok, adding he hopes the government will engage the public.
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