Region: Hong Kong

Authorities warn about data scraping following rise in reports

Ten data protection authorities have warned social media network operators of the need to comply with data scraping rules.

24 August 2023

Hong Kong regulator scrutinises data sharing by healthcare company

Hong Kong’s privacy commissioner has issued an enforcement notice to a healthcare company for unlawful cross-brand data sharing practices.

16 November 2022

Marketing agency hack exposes multinational clients

A digital marketing agency in Hong Kong has been the victim of a ransomware attack that has exposed the data of some of the world’s biggest companies.

27 October 2021

German data watchdog investigates lab over use of prenatal tests

A lab that used Chinese gene company BGI Group's prenatal blood tests and services has suspended data transfers to Hong Kong following a German regulator’s fears that data protection rules have been breached.

16 July 2021

New Hong Kong chief incoming

An English-qualified barrister and long-time government lawyer is set to take over as Hong Kong’s new data protection commissioner.

28 July 2020

Asia-Pacific data landscape set to change

Legal uncertainty and geopolitical rumblings in the Asia-Pacific region have led local businesses to reconsider their data storage strategies, observers say.

23 June 2020

Hong Kong watchdog seeks tougher framework

In a post-GDPR world, Hong Kong’s privacy czar wants to drag the region’s data protection framework into the 21st century.

20 January 2020

Hong Kong's data bar

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11 December 2019

Former Hong Kong enforcer promoted to partner in private practice

Former Hong Kong privacy enforcer Carmen Tang has become a partner at Hugill & Ip.

16 October 2019

Hong Kong condemns Cathay Pacific security

Hong Kong’s privacy enforcer has ordered airline Cathay Pacific to enhance its cybersecurity in the wake of a data breach that affected nearly 10 million customers.

07 June 2019

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