Data HK and Equinix Colocation

Data hk is an open database with a wide variety of public information and tools. It has been developed by the Hong Kong government in partnership with international organisations. It is free and provides access to more than one million open data sets from international, EU, national, regional, and local sources. It also offers a wide range of data visualization tools to help users find what they’re looking for. It is an excellent resource for researchers, students, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to get a better understanding of the world around them.

In addition to being a major center of international finance, Hong Kong is also home to numerous IT companies and data centers. Equinix’s Hong Kong colocation facilities offer customers a unique opportunity to interconnect into an extensive network ecosystem, located in one of Asia’s most carrier-dense hubs. They can also benefit from a full range of business services, including cloud and IT infrastructure solutions.

With the introduction of the Personal Data Protection Ordinance (PDPO), which came into force in May 2022, it is important for businesses to have a clear and accurate definition of personal data. This will allow them to comply with the PDPO’s provisions and protect the rights of individuals. This is especially crucial for businesses that use technologies that learn about an individual’s behaviour and process information that will have an impact on them.

The PDPO defines personal data as any data relating to an identified or identifiable living person from which it is practicable to identify the individual. It also requires that the data be in a form that is accessible to, or can reasonably be processed by, that individual. A non-exhaustive list of exemptions from the use limitations and access requirements includes safeguarding the country’s security, defence and international relations, crime prevention or detection, assessment or collection of any tax or duty, prevention of unlawful or seriously improper conduct, news activities, legal proceedings, and life-threatening emergencies.

The HK Data Index is a comprehensive database of information that was made available by the Hong Kong government in the name of transparency and accountability. Its aim is to reveal the city’s achievements and challenges, and introduce international best practices in Hong Kong. It is based on 19 sets of established open data principles and assessment tools at the international and regional levels. It enables Hong Kong to compare itself against other jurisdictions in various aspects, from the level of availability of data to how it is analyzed and presented. It is a powerful tool that can be used by the city to promote transparency and accountability. It will help to enhance the public’s trust in government and improve citizens’ quality of life. It can also be used as a tool for policy development and evaluation. The HK Data Index was launched in January 2018 and is regularly updated with new information. It can be accessed online at This article is authored by Dr. David Yu, Deputy Director, Policy Research, Hong Kong Policy Foundation.