Privacy & Data Protection

01 January 2020 00:00 by Dominic Wai

Globally, privacy and data protection issues are top of mind for all businesses. The Hong Kong Privacy and Data Protection module, across our entire LexisNexis Regulatory Compliance International jurisdictions, guides your organisation through the complex compliance obligations surrounding the collection, management and maintenance of personal information.

Module Scope:

Core Obligations

  • Objectives, Definitions and Governing Principles
  • Data Protection Principles
  • Access to Personal Data
  • Correction of Personal Data
  • General Maintenance
  • Codes of Practice
  • Qualifying Criterion for Matching Procedures and Transfer of Personal Data
  • Provision of Personal Data in Direct Marketing
  • Grievances Protocol
  • Offences and Penalties
  • Interpretation of Prescribed Public Officer
  • Governing Rules covering PDPO
  • Interpretation of Prescribed Public Officer and Ex Officio Member
  • Performance of the Administrative Appeals Board
  • Who can perform a Transfer of Record
  • General Matters
  • General Secrecy
  • Provision of Prescribed Information on Demand
  • Inspection of Company’s Records
  • Parameters that cover PDPO
  • Code of Confidentiality and Protection of Council
  • Permitted Disclosure of Information by Authority
  • Delegation of Powers of the Ombudsman

Legal Landscape

  • The District Court Ordinance Chapter 336
  • The Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance Chapter 486
  • The Insurance Ordinance Chapter 41
  • The Communications Authority Ordinance Chapter 616
  • The Securities and Futures Ordinance Chapter 571
  • The Construction Industry Council Ordinance Chapter 587
  • The Companies Ordinance Chapter 622
  • The Electronic Health Record Sharing System Ordinance Chapter 625
  • The Independent Police Complaints Council Ordinance Chapter 604
  • and 9 other compliance sources


  • Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data
  • The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA)
  • The Ombudsman
  • and 12 other regulators