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.
Carly Fan and Carmen Tang discuss the impact of COVID-19 on civil litigation. They go through the issue of Force Majeure clauses and changes related to court hearings in Hong…
The Judiciary has recently issued a second guidance note concerning the use of electronic means to enable its practices/procedures to take into account rapid technological developments
The implementation of technology-driven procedures has undeniable advantages on the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall notarial practice. How could Hong Kong implement Remote Online Notarizations?
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.
The Hong Kong Government announces its proposed Online Dispute Resolution scheme to allow some parties to deal with their COVID-19 related disputes online
Remote Hearings for Civil Proceedings: How Will the Embrace of Technology Affect Hong Kong’s Legal System?
As other jurisdictions around the world continue to advance their use and incorporation of technology into their legal systems, it will become increasingly difficult to ignore the growing calls to finally bring Hong Kong’s legal system into the digital age.
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.
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.