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

Another leap forward – new personal data protection regulations in China

On 16 July 2013, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published a new set of regulations entitled “Regulations on the Protection of Personal Information of Telecom and Internet Users” (电信和互联网用户个人信息保护规定). The regulations will come into effect on 1 September 2013. In the following, Michelle Chan, Karen Ip and Clarice Yue provide details of … Read more

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

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 on 1 February 2013. Michelle Chan, Karen Ip and Clarice Yue provide an overview of … Read more