Although the restrictions for transfer of personal data outside of Hong Kong set out in section 33 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the Ordinance) are currently not yet in force, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner...more
The Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) announced last week that a former insurance agent has received a prison sentence in respect of offences under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the Ordinance)....more
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in Hong Kong (PCPD) on 6 October 2014 released new Guidance on the Proper Handling of Customers' Personal Data for the Banking Industry (Guidance Note).
Welcome to the most recent Asia Pacific edition of Intellectual Property and Technology News, our biannual publication designed to report on worldwide developments in IP and technology law, offering perspectives, analysis and...more
Since our last edition, there has been a number of developments in the Life Sciences sector across the Asia Pacific region and we are pleased to be able to update you on these recent trends.
It is evident that the...more
Last December, bitcoin prices plummeted by nearly half, after Chinese authorities banned all financial institutions and payment processor companies in China from engaging in bitcoin-related business, denominating prices in...more
The handbook offers a quick overview of those aspects of data protection law that have the most practical significance to businesses, including:
- International data transfer restrictions
The value of data and databases to business is undeniable and continues to increase. As a result the laws which enable data to be protected and exploited are crucial to many industries, from horseracing to...more