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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))
All practicable steps shall be taken to ensure personal data is accurate having regard to the purpose for which the data is or is to be used
Personal data must be collected by lawful and fair means for lawful purpose directly related to a function or activity of those who are to use the data. Data collected shall only be necessary but not excessive in relation to the said purpose.
Given the technological advancement, it seems like collection, disclosure and use is no longer under our control. Demands for relevant laws and regulations around the world are becoming inevitable.
The recent release of intimate footage of two Hong Kong celebrities on the website of a local newspaper has become the talk of the town and raises questions about privacy protection