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PCPD Releases Guidance on Privacy-Management Programs

DATA PROTECTION—HONG KONG

February 21, 2014

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) has released a guide outlining the foundations of privacy management programs. The Privacy Advisor takes a closer look at the guide, aimed at helping organizations as they develop or improve programs. The South China Morning Post reports from the PCPD’s event, spotlighting how privacy scandals, such as the much-publicized Octopus incident, can result in businesses choosing “to reconsider their approach to data protection.” Octopus Holdings Chief Executive Sunny Cheung said, "Legal rights do not save you from dissatisfied customers," explaining the company now collects “minimal” personal data and avoids “vague terms that could mislead customers about data policies,” the report states. Editor’s Note: PCPD Allan Chiang will be one of the keynote speakers at The IAPP Asia Privacy Forum in Hong Kong on March 31.
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