Privacy Law in Hong Kong

Worldwide Privacy Training Materials by Prof. Daniel Solove

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Hong Kong’s Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

Learn about Hong Kong’s privacy law with this whiteboard by Professor Daniel Solove. This whiteboard summarizes Hong Kong’s Privacy Act in just 1 page!  Fill out the form below to download the PDF.

About Hong Kong’s Privacy Law

Hong Kong Privacy Law 04 Hong Kong has one of Asia’s longest standing general privacy laws.  In 1995, Hong Kong enacted the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance – or PDPO for short. The law is based on a 1994 Law Reform Commission Report, which recommended that Hong Kong create a privacy law based on the 1980 OECD Privacy Guidelines to ensure that the Special Administrative Region retained its status as an international trading center by having adequate data protection.  The PDPO was heavily amended in 2012. In January 2020, the Hong Kong Legislative Council Panel on Constitutional Affairs met to discuss proposed reforms to the PDPO. The reforms stemmed in part due to high profile data breaches, such as the Cathay Pacific breach in 2018. The reforms, however, have yet to be adopted.

About the Worldwide Privacy Law Project

Professor Solove is developing training materials on the privacy laws of countries around the world.  New materials are being added on an ongoing basis. In addition to whiteboards, we have privacy law courses for many countries, each about 15-20 minutes long.

Use of the Hong Kong Privacy Law Whiteboard

Hong Kong Privacy Law 03 Personal Use: Hong Kong’s privacy law whiteboard is similar to the whiteboards created by Professor Solove for the  CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA, and the LGPD. The whiteboard is free for personal use – fill out the form below to access it. Please provide the required information below to access the 8.5 x 11 PDF handout for your personal use.

Professional Uses: For other uses of the whiteboard, such as workforce awareness, presentations, posters, etc., please contact us to discuss pricing and logistics.

About Our Course on Hong Kong’s Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

We also have a training course for Hong Kong’s Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. Contact us to license it for your organization. You can also purchase a single use license at our store.

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