Locke Lord LLP (JD Supra Hong Kong)

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  • Hong Kong in the Spotlight – the ICIJ Release Panama Papers Offshore Companies Data

    On May 9, 2016 the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released a searchable database with information on almost 320,000 offshore entities from of the Panama Papers and Offshore Leaks investigations. The Mossack Fonesca leaks and subsequent publication of the database, the largest ever release of secret offshore holdings and the people behind them, links people in more...

  • Market Volatility Delays Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Scheme Launch

    On November 17, 2015, at a ceremony in Hong Kong marking the first anniversary of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia confirmed that the Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock connect scheme will not be launched this year, as previously reported.

  • Recent Cases Highlight Importance of Compliance with Hong Kong Privacy Law

    The use of personal data in direct marketing without the customer’s consent and without fulfilling legal prerequisites has resulted fines issued by the Hong Kong Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Personal Data (“PCPD”). First, the September 9, 2015 conviction of Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (“HK Broadband”) conveyed a strong message to organisations engaging in direct marketing...

  • Lack of Privacy Awareness Among Children in Hong Kong

    On May 19, 2015, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) announced the results of a study conducted in October 2014 that reveal a lack of privacy awareness among children in Hong Kong. The PCPD is especially concerned about children’s privacy issues related to the use of social networking sites and other online activities.

  • Guidance on CCTV Surveillance and the Responsible Use of Drones in Hong Kong

    Owing to the increased popularity of unmanned aircraft systems, Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) has issued a Guidance Note for Hong Kong on CCTV Surveillance and Use of Drones.

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