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Asia Employment Law: Quarterly Review - Second Quarter 2019
Asia's legal and human resources advisors are often required to function across multiple jurisdictions. Staying on top of employment-related legal developments is important but can be challenging.
Worldwide
31 Jul 2019
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Asia IP & TMT: Quarterly Review - Second Quarter 2019
In the US, the majority of disputes involving pharmaceutical patents are resolved through one of two processes – post-grant proceedings at the USPTO, or litigation under the "HatchWaxman Act" in a US District Court.
Hong Kong
9 Jul 2019
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Change It Up: Amendments To The Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance Being Considered
Recent high profile data privacy breaches have brought the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) ("PDPO") under the spotlight. Hong Kong was one of the first countries in Asia
Hong Kong
9 Jan 2019
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China Issues New Standards On Personal Information Security
On 1 May 2018, the "Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Specification" by China's National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee will come into effect.
China
30 Apr 2018
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China Issues Interpretations On Criminal Offenses Involving Infringement Of Citizens' Personal Information
The Interpretations shed light on the scope of the offence of "infringement of citizens' personal information" provided by Article 253 of the PRC Criminal Law.
Hong Kong
22 May 2017
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China Expands The Scope Of The Data Localisation Requirement Under Its Cybersecurity Law
On 11 April 2017, the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC) released the draft Security Assessment Measures for Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data ("Draft Measures").
China
27 Apr 2017
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China Passes Cybersecurity Law
On 7 November 2016, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China (NPC) passed the controversial Cybersecurity Law (the "CSL").
China
15 Nov 2016
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China Releases Guidelines To Strengthen Cybersecurity Standardisation
On 12 August 2016, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the General Administration of Quality Supervision, the Inspection and Quarantine of China (GAQSIQ), and the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC) jointly released Several Guidelines to Strengthen National Cybersecurity Standardisation (the "Guidelines").
China
2 Sep 2016
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Cyber Hack Immunity – A Piped Dream? Cyber Attack On Department Of Health In Hong Kong
On 19 July 2016, the DH discovered suspicious files on the computer server hosting its Immunisation Record System. The suspicious files were believed to have been saved on the server after a breach of the security system...
Hong Kong
2 Aug 2016
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Hong Kong Competition Law Investigation Series – Part 9
The Commission has a general obligation to preserve the confidentiality of any confidential information it obtains during the performance of its functions.
Hong Kong
1 Jul 2016
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Revised Code Of Practice On Human Resource Management And Guidelines On Monitoring At Work Issued
Hong Kong's Privacy Commissioner has issued a revised Code of Practice on Human Resource Management (the "Code") and a revised Privacy Guidelines for Monitoring and Personal Data Privacy...
Hong Kong
12 May 2016
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How Much Is That Data In The Window? Individual Convicted For Transferring Personal Data To Third Party For Direct Marketing Purposes
The case was referred for prosecution and brought before the Eastern Magistrates' Court.
Hong Kong
1 Feb 2016
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China Passes Counter-Terrorism Law
On 27 December 2015, the National People's Congress Standing Committee passed China's new Counter-Terrorism Law (New Law), which came into effect on 1 January 2016
China
6 Jan 2016
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Blood, Sweat And Tears: Guidance Issued In Hong Kong On The Collection And Use Of Biometric Data
Face recognition technology to help "tag" friends in photographs, fingerprint recognition to unlock smartphones, and fingerprint door locks are just some of the ways in which biometric data has been used in recent years.
Hong Kong
6 Jan 2016
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Unauthorised Use Of Voters' Information
It was reported that as of 24 November 2015, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner
Hong Kong
6 Jan 2016
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VTech Hack – Largest Cybersecurity Breach Affecting Children
On 14 November 2015, VTech Holdings Limited was hacked, resulting in the personal data of about 6.4 million children and 4.9 million parents being compromised worldwide.
Hong Kong
16 Dec 2015
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Two Companies Convicted For Breach Of The Direct Marketing Provisions Under The Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance
On 9 and 14 September 2015, Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited and Links International Relocation Limited respectively were convicted for breaching the direct marketing provisions under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.
Hong Kong
18 Sep 2015
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China's New Cyber-Security Law: Progress Or A Sideways Step?
On 8 July 2015, the People's Congress released the first draft of the Cyber-security Law (the "Cyber Law") for public comment.
China
22 Jul 2015
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Child's Play: Protecting The Privacy Of Minors Online
In May 2015, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner announced the results of a study carried out in October 2014, which revealed that children are now going online at a much younger age than ever before.
Hong Kong
21 Jul 2015
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Crossing Borders – New Guidance On The Transfer Of Personal Data Outside Hong Kong
Section 33 of the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance ("PDPO"), which restricts the cross-border transfer of personal data, has been in the statutory books since the PDPO was enacted in 1996.
Hong Kong
29 Jan 2015
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