What is PDPO ?
The Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO) is the major data protection and privacy regulation in Hong Kong. It was passed in 1995 and underwent major amendments in 2012 as well as in 2021 and therefore, it is one of Asia’s longest standing comprehensive data protection laws. The aim of PDPO is to ensure an adequate level of data protection and to retain Hong Kong’s status as an international trading centre and give effect to human rights treaty obligations.
The PDPO is a comprehensive set of laws that is technology-neutral and provides a set of Data Protection Principles outlining how data users should collect, handle and use personal data. The PDPO is applicable to both the private and the public sectors. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data was established under PDPO as the dedicated data privacy regulator and is the data protection authority in Hong Kong.
This solution will provide your organisation guidance on how to gain and maintain compliance with the PDPO.