On April 25, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data ("PCPD") released a media statement revealing that an insurance agent was convicted of two offenses under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance for using personal data in direct marketing without taking specified actions and obtaining the data subject's consent, and for failing to inform the data subject of his opt-out right when using his personal data in direct marketing. A Community Service Order of 80 hours was imposed by the court on the convicted insurance agent.

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