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Limited seats left!  Enrol this webinar conducted by Mr Stephen Kai-yi Wong, Barrister, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong to  gear up for the challenges of the new legal frameworks. This webinar will cover the key aspects of the global development in personal data protection being driven by elevated privacy expectations which enables data practitioners to put the global data privacy laws into perspective and strategise their advisories for their clients.

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Online Professional Workshop - Practical Workshop on Data Protection Law

Date: 21 July (Tuesday)
Time: 2:15pm - 5:15pm
Fee: $950/ $760*

*Discounted fee for members of PCPD's Data Protection Officers' Club and the supporting organisations only.

Course outline:

  • Examining the application of the six data protection principles with special highlights on recent administrative appeals board and court cases
  • Recent topical issues on data privacy
  • Problems frequently encountered by organisations dealing with personal data
  • Consequences of breach of the PDPO and liabilities of key officers
  • Case studies and discussion
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Other Upcoming Online Professional Workshops on Data Protection (July - August 2020)

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Online Seminar: Introduction to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO)

Date:  22 July (Wednesday) & 6 August (Thursday)
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Key Takeaways:

  • A general introduction to the PDPO
  • The six data protection principles
  • Offences & compensation
  • Direct marketing
  • Q & A session


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Privacy Commissioner Mr Stephen Kai-yi Wong delivered opening remarks at 2020 International Blockchain Olympiad Opening Ceremony (3 July 2020)  

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Sign up now to receive updated data protection information, keep up with the latest trends of the international privacy landscape, interact and learn with your counterparts, and stay ahead of the game!

DPOC provides a platform for data protection personnels or interested individuals to obtain updated information on data protection and participate in training and sharing sessions organised by the PCPD.

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Hong Kong Lawyer - July issue "To Watch and to be Watched: Behavioural Tracking and Content Personalisation by Streamers" 
Watching films and TV shows on streaming platforms is increasingly popular. Are you aware that you may be watched at the same time? In this article, the Privacy Commissioner Mr Stephen Kai-yi Wong highlights the privacy implications of online behavioural tracking and content personalisation brought by streaming websites. 

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Europe’s top court strikes down flagship EU-US data transfer mechanism

The Europe's highest court declared the Privacy Shield agreement, by which companies operating in the European Union are allowed to transfer data to the United States, to be invalid on the grounds that the protections provided under the agreement are not enough to safeguard the interest of the European Union citizens.

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Privacy concerns raised after Apple adds COVID-19 contact tracing tool

Apple’s latest iPhone update brought with it a new contact tracing tool to help fight COVID-19. It is called exposure logging which immediately sparked privacy concerns among some users.

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Privacy fears over home security cameras as Wi-Fi signals can be hacked by criminals to tell when people are home or not

Homeowners are being put at risk by the rise of hi-tech home security cameras. Cyber criminals can work out if people are away from home by examining information transmitted over Wi-Fi by home security cameras, say scientists.

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Acting in accordance with the Law and according to Particular Circumstances of Each Case. No double standards 
(16 July 2020)  

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(Chinese version only)

Personal data privacy issues relating to "Democrats 35+ Civil Voting" Project  (9 July 2020) 

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(Chinese version only)

Response to media enquiry on the disclosure of personal data of a reporter (9 July 2020)

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(Chinese version only)

Response to media enquiry on personal data issues of a public opinion organisation
(9 and 3 July 2020)

Media response on 9 July
Media response on 3 July
(Chinese version only)

Response to media enquiry on a video clip showing intimate acts inside a taxi and being circulated on the internet (9 July 2020)

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Disclosure of bank account balance of some social figures in news report (8 July 2020)

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(Chinese version only)

Response to media enquiry on cyberbullying (8 July 2020)

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Response to media enquiry on complaint figures of data access request (3 July 2020)

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(Chinese version only)

Guidance on Election Activities for Candidates, Government Departments, Public Opinion Research, Organisations and Members of the Public (Revised in June 2020)

In view of the personal data privacy issues arising from elections in recent years, this Guidance Note has been updated to serve as a reminder to stakeholders involved in election activities to practise data governance and comply with the requirements under the PDPO when handling personal data of electors.

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New booklets are up for grabs!

Come grab a paper copy of the following newly published booklets from our office (Room 1303, 13/F, Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai) during opening hours of Reception Counter.
(Infection prevention measures are in place at Reception Counter.)

From Principles to Practice – SME Personal Data Protection Toolkit

The Toolkit includes checklists that help determine whether the necessary policies, control measures and procedures are in place and to meet the expectations of consumers. It also comes with a set of learning cards for easy reference.



Read the Toolkit

Booklet: An Update on European Union General Data Protection Regulation 2016

This "2.0 version" of the 2018 issue includes an overview of the implementation of the GDPR in the past two years, with related guidelines explained and concrete examples drawn from official sources (i.e. the European Commission, European Data Protection Board and EU supervisory authorities) and significant sanction cases on GDPR quoted.


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The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) Annual Banking Conference 2020 (28 September 2020)
The HKIB Annual Banking Conference will highlight how a clear focus on digital transformation, innovation and the addition of virtual banks into Hong Kong’s banking system have revolutionised the industry by opening the doors to better user experience, product innovation, cost and operational efficiency and delivery channels.

The PCPD is the supporting organisation of this Conference. Join the Conference at a special rate by using the early-bird discount for members of supporting organisations!

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For enquiry, please contact us.
Address: Room 1303, 13/F, Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong         Tel: (852) 2877 7179

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The information and suggestions provided in this publication are for general reference only. They do not serve as an exhaustive guide to the application of the law. The Privacy Commissioner makes no express or implied warranties of accuracy or fitness for a particular purpose or use with respect to the information and suggestions set out in this publication. This publication also contains information or suggestions contributed by others, whose views or opinions are solely those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect or represent those of the Privacy Commissioner. All information and suggestions provided in this publication will not affect the functions and powers conferred upon the Privacy Commissioner under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

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