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Amendments 2012

Amendments 2012

The PCPD's input in the legislative process

Apr-Sep The Government issued the Consultation Document and the leaflet to seek views from the public on various proposals to amend the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.
Oct The Government released the Report on Public Consultation on Review of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance and its highlights setting out the views received and the Administration's proposed way forward on various proposals.
Apr After two rounds of public consultations and discussions on the various proposals for the review of the Ordinance, the Government published the Report on Further Public Discussions on Review of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.
Jul The Government gazetted the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Bill 2011 (“Amendment Bill”). The PCPD engaged in full-swing preparation for the legislation.
Feb In light of the concerns expressed by the PCPD and other stakeholders, the Government proposed changes to the bill relating to the regulatory regime on the use of personal data in direct marketing and the provision of personal data to a third party for use in direct marketing as outlined in LC Paper No. CB(2)1169/11-12(01).
Jun The revised Amendment Bill was passed by the Legislative Council on 27 June 2012.
Sep-Oct The Amendment Ordinance was introduced in two phases; the majority of the new provisions took effect on 1 October 2012.

The PCPD issued information leaflets and launched a video to explain the new provisions.
Apr The amended provisions relating to Direct Marketing and Legal Assistance took effect on 1 April 2013.

Amended Ordinance 2012

Know about Changes Brought by the Amendment Ordinance