The GDPR, adopted in 2016, will come into force on 25 May 2018.
One of the key developments introduced under the GDPR to the data protection landscape outside the EU is the explicit requirement of compliance by organisations established in non-EU jurisdictions in specified circumstances. Given the diversified business or transaction models (e.g. online transactions), it is necessary for organisations / businesses in Hong Kong to ascertain if the GDPR is applicable to them, and hence be complied with.
To raise the awareness amongst organisations / businesses in Hong Kong of the possible impact of the new regulatory framework for data protection in the GDPR, the PCPD has issued the following publication:
European Union General Data Protection Regulation 2016
(Effective 25 May 2018)