Skip to content

What's New

What's New

Date: 18 December 2023

Promoting Data Security – Privacy Commissioner Publishes an Article entitled “Safeguarding Data Security in Hong Kong: A Call to Action” on Hong Kong Lawyer

The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Privacy Commissioner), Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, published an article entitled “Safeguarding Data Security in Hong Kong: A Call to Action” on Hong Kong Lawyer.

Citing the results of the “Hong Kong Enterprise Cyber Security Readiness Index and Privacy Awareness Survey 2023” jointly published by the Privacy Commissioner’s Office and the Hong Kong Productivity Council, the Privacy Commissioner highlighted that the cybersecurity readiness amongst the surveyed enterprises dropped from 53.3 points out of 100 in 2022 to 47.0 points in 2023, and a staggering 73% of the surveyed enterprises have encountered cybersecurity attacks in the past 12 months.

The Privacy Commissioner encouraged enterprises to take all reasonably practicable steps to safeguard the security of personal data and to join hands in creating a safe and secure technological ecosystem in the era of Web 3.0.

The Privacy Commissioner also mentioned that, to assist enterprises in safeguarding data security, her Office had recently launched a Data Security thematic webpage, a data security hotline (2110 1155) and the “Data Security Scanner”, which is a self-assessment toolkit for enterprises to assess the adequacy of their data security measures for ICT systems.

Please click here to read the article.