Employers in China obliged to keep personal data confidential

Data protection in China has been regularly in the news this year. Not only have new data protection regulations been issued, but prosecutions have increased dramatically. In this article, Karen Ip and Owen Cox discuss the employers' obligations and the risks involved. ... Read more

One big step for data protection in China?

The PRC Standardisation Administration issued a national standard entitled the "Information security technology – Guideline for personal information protection within information system for public and commercial services" (信息安全技朮 公共及商用服务信息系统个人信息保护指南) (the Guidelines) on 5 November 2012. The Guidelines will take effect… Read more

Data protection law in Hong Kong gets more teeth

The Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance ("Amendment Ordinance") was passed on 27 June 2012 and most changes came into effect on 1 October 2012. However, certain changes, including the introduction of a new direct marketing regime, will commence operation at… Read more