What You Need to Know About Data Hong Kong

Data hk provides businesses with invaluable information that helps them improve customer service, make strategic decisions and abide by legal requirements more easily. It can be acquired from various sources including government agencies and companies offering data management services. An ideal hk should be current, accurate and comprehensive with security features to prevent unauthorised access. It should also be easy for all users to understand and use.

The Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO) offers residents an enhanced level of privacy protection and imposes a number of specific obligations on companies that control personal data. This includes a requirement to inform data subjects of the intended purposes for which their data is collected and of the classes of persons with whom it may be transferred. The PDPO was first implemented in 1996 and was significantly amended in 2012 and 2021.

Under the PDPO, “personal data” means any data relating directly or indirectly to a living individual, from which it is practicable to identify the individual. This can include name, nationality, age, date of birth, gender, identity card number or other details that can be used to distinguish an individual. It can also include medical records, credit or banking details and other financial information.

It is also a requirement for a data user to obtain express consent from a data subject before transferring their personal data to a third party or using it for any purpose other than the specified ones. This is known as the ‘opt-in’ approach to data transfer.

However, this isn’t always practical. In such cases, the data controller must have a lawful basis for transferring the data. This could be the case if the data is necessary for the performance of a contract or if it is in the public interest.

If the data is not necessary for the performance of a contract, it must be subject to ‘limited purposes’ which must be set out in the data controller’s privacy policy. The policies should also explain how the information will be used and why it is being transferred.

The limited purposes should not be discriminatory, disproportionate or excessive and must be proportionate to the purpose for which the information is being collected. This should be accompanied by a clear statement that the data will only be used for this purpose and no other.

Hong Kong’s colocation facilities connect customers into a rich industry ecosystem in one of Asia’s most carrier-dense network hubs. The data centers provide the infrastructure that connects many of the world’s leading enterprises, networks and IT providers.

The HK data centres are business hubs for numerous companies, and Equinix has established interconnection opportunities with many of the region’s key networks. Its Hong Kong data centers are also home to a diverse community of enterprises, IT and network service providers, including some of the world’s largest cloud computing and IoT companies. They support local innovation and help to drive economic growth by providing the critical services needed for digital transformation.