New Guide to New Rules – Practical Guidance on Direct Marketing in Hong Kong

The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data issued the latest guidance note on the new direct marketing rules (“Guidance Note”) under the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance (“Amendment Ordinance”), which will come into effect on 1 April 2013.  Michelle Chan, Tim Mak and Clarice Yue offer practical guidance on compliance under the new regime. 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 a later date.  Michelle Chan, Tim Mak and Clarice Yue provide an overview of key … Read more

“New and improved” data protection regime? Hong Kong government launches public consultation on e-health record sharing

On 12 December 2011, the Hong Kong Food and Health Bureau launched a two-month public consultation on the Legal, Privacy and Security Framework for a territory-wide patient-orientated Electronic Health Record (eHR) Sharing System as part of a proposed reform of the Hong Kong healthcare system.  Michelle Chan, Tim Mak and Clarice Yue provide an overview of … Read more

New legislative proposals on data protection law in Hong Kong and Singapore: bringing the legal regime in line with best practices

With increasing public concern over data protection issues, a bill imposing more stringent rules on the use of personal data is being considered by the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Meanwhile over in Singapore, a consultation paper on the introduction of a general personal data regulatory regime in Singapore was also recently issued in September … Read more