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Opinion: Recent Enforcement Action Indicates Law’s Limitations

DATA PROTECTION—HONG KONG

August 22, 2013

In an opinion piece for the South China Morning Post, Kai-Lung Hui says the recent action on behalf of the privacy commissioner’s office against the mobile app Do No Evil highlights the limitations of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. While the office highlighted the privacy risk of compiling bankruptcy and other records, there are other practices to consider. Hui writes, “Above all, we must fix the role of privacy in our society. The ordinance and its strict interpretation seem more consistent with the human rights perspective. Lawmakers should decide whether that is best for Hong Kong.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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