Hong Kong Personal Data Ordinance Expected to Become Stricter

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The Hong Kong Legislative Council is considering imposing much stricter controls on organisations that process personal data of individuals located in Hong Kong. The implementation will arrive as an amendment to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance that would, and theoretically outlaw the transferal of personal data to locations outside Hong Kong, unless certain standards are followed.

Many of the proposed measures seem to be like those in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.