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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Opinion: Hong Kong may amend privacy regulations Related reading: Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 21 June 2019

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In a blog entry for international law firm Ince Gordon Dadds, Managing Associate Simon Cheng, CIPM, and Trainee Solicitor Suki Fung speculate that Hong Kong is preparing to alter its position on the enforcement of data breaches. Cheng and Fung cite a 22% increase in reported data breaches last year and an 80% increase from 2014 as to why the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data will seek to amend Hong Kong's Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. They write that while Hong Kong's regulation has similarities to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, "[It] does not regulate data processors directly. Investigations will only be conducted in Hong Kong if complaints of data breach are established."
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