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Electronic communication service providers to note imminent change in Hong Kong’s data protection regime

posted 2 years ago

By Kareena Teh, Philip Kwok:

On 16 July 2021, the Hong Kong SAR Government introduced the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Bill 2021 (the “Amendment Bill”) to the Legislative Council for the purposes of criminalizing doxxing.   The Amendment Bill confers broad investigative and enforcement powers on the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (the “Privacy Commissioner”) to prosecute such acts and demand actions to cease or restrict disclosures of doxxing contents.  Such powers have specific implications for providers of electronic communication services (“ECS”).  In this article, we outline the proposed legislative change and its specific implications for ECS providers.  READ FULL ARTICLE 

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