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Date: 8 October 2018


Personal Data Privacy Governance in the Government

 
The office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (PCPD), together with a consultancy firm for Privacy Management Programme (PMP), organised a training workshop (the Workshop) today to assist government bureaux and departments to develop their own PMP according to their operational needs.  The Workshop was attended by over 100 government officers from about 40 bureaux and departments.  
 
Since 2014, the PCPD has been advocating that organisations should develop their own PMP.  Organisations should embrace personal data protection as part of their corporate governance responsibilities and apply them as a business imperative throughout the organisation, starting from the boardroom. 
 
Since the launch of the PMP, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, together with more than 30 companies from insurance, telecommunications and other sectors has pledged to implement PMP.  The Government and the PCPD subsequently engaged a consultancy firm to facilitate the implementation of PMPs in three bureau and departments, namely the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, the Hongkong Post and the Environmental Protection Department.  The Workshop aimed to highlight and elaborate the major aspects and practical advice in developing PMP.   
 
At the Workshop which was held in the PCPD, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (Privacy Commissioner) Mr Stephen Kai-yi WONG welcomed the government officers and answered enquiries raised by the participants during the question-and-answer session.  During the Workshop, representatives of the consultancy firm explained the essence of the PMP Manual and shared their knowledge and experiences acquired from the consultancy project.  Coming from the first batch of bureau and departments in developing PMP, representatives of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, the Hongkong Post and the Environmental Protection Department shared the challenges encountered and lessons learnt during the implementation of PMP.    
 
The Privacy Commissioner will continue to organise seminars and professional workshops on PMP to help organisations prepare their own PMP manual and construct a comprehensive programme.  For more information on PMP, please visit PCPD’s thematic site: https://www.pcpd.org.hk/pmp/  
 
 
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The Privacy Commissioner welcomed the representatives of government bureau and departments to the PMP training workshop. 

Over 100 government officers attended the PMP training workshop.