Data Privacy

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will come into force throughout the European Union on 25 May 2018. The GDPR will replace existing data protection laws throughout Europe...
March 2017
On 21 October 2016, a massive distributed denial of service attack targeting Dyn, an American provider of underlying internet name services, caused internet outages across the Eastern United States....
January 2017
The PRC Cybersecurity Law will come into force on 1 June 2017, and has significant implications for the data privacy and cybersecurity practices of both Chinese companies and international...
December 2016
On 5 July 2016, the NPC circulated for public comment the Network Security Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft) (Draft for Second Review) 2016. The second draft contains significant changes...
November 2016
In August 2016, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data issued new guidance for employers who operate a Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) scheme in the workplace. BYOD is an organisational...
October 2016
China’s cybersecurity and data privacy frameworks are facing yet more significant changes, as the Chinese Government recently announced two further initiatives. These are in addition to the...
October 2016
The Internet of Things (“IoT”) broadly refers to physical objects embedded with sensors and actuators that are connected to the Internet. Some examples include wearables such as fitness devices that...
October 2016
For the longest time, businesses have used information to design and implement their strategy. In recent years though, new technologies have enabled companies to rely increasingly on “data”, another...
July 2016
International financial messaging service SWIFT told clients on Friday to share information on attacks on the system to help prevent hacking, after criminals used SWIFT messages to steal $81 million...
May 2016
Mark Parsons, Eugene Low and Dominic Edmondson, Hogan Lovells The Administrative Appeals Board rejected an appeal from David Webb against an enforcement notice issued by the Privacy Commissioner for...
December 2015
Gabriela Kennedy, Partner, and Karen H.F. Lee, Associate, Mayer Brown JSM, Hong Kong On 4 August 2015, Mr. Stephen Kai-Yi Wong took office as the new Privacy Commissioner of Hong Kong. Mr. Wong...
November 2015
Mark Parsons, Partner, and Peter Colegate, Associate, Hogan Lovells On 29 March, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (the "Commissioner") published a guidance note that...
May 2015
Request for identity of members sitting at disciplinary inquiry, legal adviser and defence counsel – decision not to disclose information quashed – failed to take into account principle of open...
May 2015
Scott Thiel, Partner, and Louise Crawford, Legal Officer, DLA Piper Hong Kong Although the restrictions for transfer of personal data outside of Hong Kong set out in s.33 of the Personal Data (...
February 2015
Mark Parsons, Partner, and Peter Colegate, Associate, Hogan Lovells Privacy regulators are increasingly turning their attention to the manner in which mobile apps collect, process and transmit...
December 2014