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BY THE HONG KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: The Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 Takes Effect Today to Criminalise Doxxing Acts
  • 08/10/2021

BY THE HONG KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: The Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 Takes Effect Today to Criminalise Doxxing Acts

The Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 (Amendment Ordinance) was published in the gazette and came into effect today (8 October) to combat doxxing acts that are intrusive to personal data privacy. The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD), welcomed the…

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BY THE HONG KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: A Former Clerical Assistant of the Immigration Department was Sentenced to Imprisonment for 45 Months for Doxxing
  • 28/09/2021

BY THE HONG KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: A Former Clerical Assistant of the Immigration Department was Sentenced to Imprisonment for 45 Months for Doxxing

Privacy Commissioner Welcomes the Court’s Ruling A former clerical assistant of the Immigration Department obtained the personal data of 215 public officers, including government officials, judges, police officers and their family members, from the Immigration Department’s computer system without authorisation…

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BY THE HONG-KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Privacy Commissioner Publishes an Article on “Guidance on the Ethical Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence”
  • 24/09/2021

BY THE HONG-KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Privacy Commissioner Publishes an Article on “Guidance on the Ethical Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence”

The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, published an article at Hong Kong Lawyer to introduce the “Guidance on the Ethical Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence”. The Guidance, which was published by the Office of the…

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BY THE HONG KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: PCPD Publishes A Set of FAQ on the European Commission’s New Standard Contractual Clauses
  • 16/09/2021

BY THE HONG KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: PCPD Publishes A Set of FAQ on the European Commission’s New Standard Contractual Clauses

The European Commission adopted a new set of Standard Contractual Clauses (which came into effect on 27 June 2021) for the transfer of personal data to non-EU regions (“New SCCs”). From 27 September 2021 onwards, data exporters and data importers…

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BY THE HONG-KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: A Webinar on “the New Standard Contractual Clauses of the EU for Transfer of Personal Data from EU to Non-EU Regions”
  • 16/09/2021

BY THE HONG-KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: A Webinar on “the New Standard Contractual Clauses of the EU for Transfer of Personal Data from EU to Non-EU Regions”

The PCPD organised a webinar on “the New Standard Contractual Clauses of the EU for Transfer of Personal Data from EU to Non-EU Regions” on 6 September 2021 in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. The webinar was hosted by the…

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BY THE HONG-KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Privacy Commissioner Delivered a Keynote Speech at an International Roundtable on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
  • 10/09/2021

BY THE HONG-KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Privacy Commissioner Delivered a Keynote Speech at an International Roundtable on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Privacy Commissioner), Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, gave a keynote speech at the Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Research Initiative for the Asia Pacific Regional Roundtable co-organised by Facebook and the Centre for Civil Society and…

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BY THE HONG-KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: An Estate Agent Convicted for Violating Direct Marketing Restriction Privacy Commissioner Welcomes the Court’s Ruling
  • 08/09/2021

BY THE HONG-KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: An Estate Agent Convicted for Violating Direct Marketing Restriction Privacy Commissioner Welcomes the Court’s Ruling

An estate agent was charged at the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Court of the offence under section 35G(3) of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO) for failing to comply with the requirement from a data subject to cease to use his…

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BY THE HONG-KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: PCPD Launches a Series of Publications and Activities to Promote Children Privacy
  • 02/08/2021

BY THE HONG-KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: PCPD Launches a Series of Publications and Activities to Promote Children Privacy

To strengthen the protection of children’s personal data privacy, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (PCPD) has recently launched a series of publications, animated videos, webinars, as well as a brand-new “Children Privacy” thematic website…

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BY THE HONG-KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: The PCPD Reminds the Public to Safeguard Personal Data Privacy When They Participate in Lucky Draw Activities
  • 21/06/2021

BY THE HONG-KONG DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: The PCPD Reminds the Public to Safeguard Personal Data Privacy When They Participate in Lucky Draw Activities

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) noted that, in order to encourage more citizens to receive COVID-19 vaccination, many organisations have launched various lucky draw activities which may involve the collection of participants’ personal data. The…

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