Nov 042009
 November 4, 2009  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S.

Simon Sorockyj writes:

Aligning Hong Kong’s laws with those of countries that protect data is important. Personal data is the lifeblood of modern commerce and its flow should not be restricted as it is today by an outdated regime.

For the past two years, Hong Kong’s data protection regime has been under review and that review will close at the end of this month. A consultation paper was published in August that indicates the likely outcome.

That paper came from the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, the body that oversees Hong Kong law and that acts as liaison with the Chinese Government. It contains various suggestions for reform, but an important point has been missed and for reasons that make little sense.


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