Employers should always keep in mind data privacy risks: flexibility and clear response management procedures enable businesses to operate more smoothly, even when working remotely.
Schools and parents should take all practicable steps to ensure that the devices, software, and apps used by children are protecting their personal data privacy. Children should also be given guidance such protection practices.
Carmen Tang on increasing value of data and protection afforded by Personal Data Privacy Ordinance. Is legislation catching up and what developments expected?
During the current pandemic, governments must ensure that the methods used to track citizens are no more than necessary, proportional with the purpose, and legal. Transparency from authorities is key for data protection and safeguarding the trust in governments.
In Hong Kong the current legal protection afforded to victim of discrimination because of HIV status exists in the form of confidentiality rule and anti-discrimination law
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The availability of big data can save the life of a person experiencing depression who is about to commit suicide; on the other hand, data subjects will then be kept in the dark once they realize their personal information has been disclosed to third parties, leading to mental health issues.
Data subjects are entitled to access to the data held by the data users and allow to make corrections if it is discovered the data is inaccurate under Data Protection Principle 6 (“DPP6”)
Another area of public concern is the security of data processing. Data loss not only will cause serious disruption to daily business operation, but also make company properties vanish in a split second.
“Personal data shall not, without the prescribed consent of the data subject, be used for a new purpose.” (DPP3(1))