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Revised Version of the University's Code of Practice in Respect of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

The University Data Protection Officer announced on July 23, 2019 that the Senior Management Team had approved the revised version (“Revised Version”) of the University’s Code of Practice ("Code of Practice") in respect of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance ("Ordinance").  

The Revised Version (document 79/719) supersedes the 2015 version and may be accessed by clicking HERE.

The key amendments to the Code of Practice are related to:

  1. Introduction Section: Referring to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), the internal GDPR Website, the Information Security and Data Management Policy and the accountability principle.
     
  2. Sub-section 9 of Section III: Including more guidance and requirements about data protection measures.
     
  3. Sub-section 10 of Section III: Adding the reminder on direct marketing activities.
     
  4. Section VII: Incorporating the term of "data breach" and other updates.
     
  5. Section VIII: Updating/rearranging the resources materials list.

All colleagues, particularly those who need to handle personal data at work, please read the Revised Version of the Code of Practice. 

 

Bunny Wong
Data and Security Team
Tel: 3917 5715
Email: buwongsb@hku.hk