Data HK – Protecting Personal Data in Hong Kong

Data hk is an open government platform, providing access to Hong Kong’s public data in one central place. Anyone with internet access and a computer can use the data to gain new insights and address real-life problems. It also allows researchers to create a range of visualizations such as line graphs, cross sectional plots and maps. The data is updated frequently to make it more useful. It is a valuable resource for people interested in Hong Kong’s development and challenges.

The PDPO defines personal data as information that relates to an individual and includes name, identity document number, address, telephone number and email addresses. It stipulates that such data should be collected for a lawful purpose and used fairly and in a manner that is not unreasonably intrusive. In addition, it specifies that such personal data should be processed in a way that respects the rights and freedoms of individuals. It should also not be disclosed to unauthorized parties, nor should it be gathered without an individual’s consent. It should also be stored securely.

In addition to the PDPO, Hong Kong has a wide variety of legislation that protects privacy. For example, Article 14 of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights stipulates that no person shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence. The Hong Kong Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) oversees privacy matters in the city. The ICO has jurisdiction over any violation of the PDPO.

Besides the statutory and common laws in Hong Kong, there are a number of private sector organizations that regulate privacy issues. These include the Data Protection Commissioner’s Office (DPC), the Information Security Association of Hong Kong (ISAHK) and the Hong Kong Cybersecurity Association (HKCSA). In addition, there are a number of industry bodies that have created codes of practice for members.

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