24 Jan 2020

A new year, a new privacy law for Hong Kong?

On 20 January 2020, following proposals by the Government and the Commissioner for Personal Data, the Legislative Council Panel on Constitutional Affairs met to discuss proposed reforms to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap 486).

The proposed reforms are significant and represent an enhancement to the level of personal data protection offered in Hong Kong, although there is still more that could be done. In this briefing, we consider the Proposals and other possible areas for reform.


This material is provided for general information only. It does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

Region Asia Pacific
Practices Data Privacy
Contact Information
Wynne Mok
Partner at Slaughter and May
Kevin Warburton
Counsel at Slaughter and May
Jason Cheng
Associate at Slaughter and May