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Posted in Cybersecurity & Data Breaches

Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Publishes Revised Guidance on Collection of Fingerprint Data

The Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data recently issued a guidance note entitled “Guidance on Collection of Fingerprint Data” to provide guidance to data users on how to comply with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance when collecting fingerprint data. The Guidance Note elaborates on a guidance note published by the Commissioner in 2007 in light of the Commissioner’s views adopted in relation to numerous enquiries and investigations relating to the collection of fingerprint data since the 2007 Guidance Note was issued.

Posted in International/EU Privacy

Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Publishes Guidance on the Handling of Data Access Requests and the Charging of Access Fees

In Hong Kong, an individual’s right to make an Access Request is expressly conferred by section 18of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance which enables individuals to ascertain whether data users hold any personal data relating to them, and if so, to obtain a copy of such data. Individuals also have the right to request the correction of any inaccuracies contained in such data. Data users are required under the Ordinance to notify individuals of such access/correction rights, on or before the first use of their personal data. As described in this blog entry, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data recently issued a guidance note titled “Proper Handling of Data Access Request and Charging of Data Access Request Fee by Data Users” to provide data users with guidance on how to comply with data access requests as well as how to calculate the fees to be charged in connection with such Access Requests.