Privacy Commissioner Issues
Privacy Compliance Self-Assessment Kit
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal
Data (PCPD) today issued a privacy compliance self-assessment
kit to assist organisations in assessing whether their
personal data management practices and procedures comply
with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy)
Ordinance ("the Ordinance").
Entitled "Privacy.SAFE", the kit comprises a set of
checklists, guidance notes and an interactive CD-ROM,
designed to assist organisations in performing systematic
and self-monitored checks on their personal data management
practices on an on-going basis.
The kit categorises the requirements of the Ordinance
into seven different groups comprising the six data
protection principles, which are the core requirements
of the Ordinance, and requirements on direct marketing.
For each group, a corresponding checklist is provided,
the checking of which will enable an organisation to
ascertain its degree of compliance with the respective
requirements of the Ordinance.
"'Privacy.SAFE' will assist an organisation in highlighting
any potential areas of non-compliance with the Ordinance
which need to be addressed, and increase an organisation's
understanding of the requirements of the Ordinance,"
a spokesperson of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner
for Personal Data said.
Those interested in purchasing the kit can call the
PCPD hotline at tel. no.: 2827 2827 for more details.