Corrs Chambers Westgarth
This note summarises key issues and considers how the privacy and right to information laws may evolve in the future.
Agencies should participate in this review into public information management by identifying and making submissions.
The Bill covered ground breaking territory to give individuals a statutory remedy for serious invasions of privacy.
Optus, Telstra and Vodafone are scrambling to stop call centre staff in India from selling their customer information.
In July 2016, a second draft of a new cybersecurity law was released in China, which strengthens controls over the flow of online information and enhances protection of personal data.
On July 5, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress published the full Second Draft of the Cybersecurity Law (source document in Chinese) ("Draft").
On June 28, the CAC published Provisions on the Administration of Information Services of Mobile Internet Application Programs.
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China's government released a second draft of its cyber security law on 5 July 2016. Once adopted, this law will likely have a significant impact on all business sectors in China.
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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").
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The protection of data, whether it be personal information or trade secrets, and the vulnerability of that data to misuse for commercial gain are issues that Governments all around the world grapple with.
On October 20, the PCPD promoted Hong Kong as the host of the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.
The response followed a warning (source document in Chinese) from the PCPD to fitness club members to "stay smart" in protecting their personal data.
On June 26, PCPD issued the Guidance on the Proper Handling of Customers' Personal Data for the Beauty Industry in response to major complaints against the beauty sector.
On June 21, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data ("PCPD") published a media statement (source document in Chinese) alerting the public to stay smart when shopping online.
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The HKMA announced that it had granted five stored value facility licences, which are the first set of such licences granted by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority under the new Payment Systems and Stored Value Facilities Ordinance.
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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...
Section 43A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 addresses the penalties for non-compliance by a recipient of Protected Data under the I.T. Rules.
On October 5, after review of public comments, the Personal Information Protection Commission released the Enforcement Regulation of Personal Information Protection Act.
On October 5, after a review of public comments, the Cabinet released (source document in Japanese) the Enforcement Cabinet Order of the Personal Information Protection Act.
The Commission aimed to unify existing ministerial guidelines under these new procedures and also released a set of specific draft guidelines, including: (i) draft guidelines regarding the provision of personal data to a foreign third party...