Improving Data Privacy management in order to avoid legal problems
The lack of a mandatory data breach notification provides an additional difficulty to pursue remedies – proposals to amend the PDPO will address such issues
When can we expect proposed amendments of the PDPO, if passed, to enhance the protection of personal data privacy in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong companies’ privacy awareness rises, strengthening training to enhance protections.
Carmen Tang on current legislation in Hong Kong related to personal data breaches and expected developments, which will likely introduce related penalties.
DNA data and specific measures individuals should be aware of in order to protect their privacy rights when undergoing COVID-19 or ancestry testing
Businesses should be fully aware of their existing rights and obligations with IT service providers and clients to ensure that they are not running into legal issues that may have severe impacts on business operation.
Case analysis: HCA 832/2014 Chan Shu Chun & Anor v Dr Kung Yan Su & Anors  HKCFI 360; Reported in:  1 HKLRD 1162
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.