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Deacons can help you navigate the complexities of data protection law and practice in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
In today’s data-driven economy, the use and management of data present both opportunity and risk. It is crucial to all businesses that they protect, control and leverage their own valuable data. Breaching data protection laws can lead to significant fines, reputational damage and even criminal liability. Being on the receiving end of data theft is equally serious. However, the constantly-evolving data protection landscape and the extraterritorial reach of many international data protection laws, mean that legal and regulatory compliance can be a challenge.
We have been advising on data protection since the inception of data privacy laws in Hong Kong and Mainland China, which have become increasingly complex. The fragmented nature of the privacy and data protection regime in Mainland China, and the rapid development of its legal framework, requires constant supervision. Our Data Protection and Privacy team offers a seamless service across Hong Kong and Mainland China, advising on the full range of issues including data privacy policies and compliance, exploitation of data, cybersecurity and handling data breaches, data transfer, privacy issues in advertising and marketing, as well as investigations and appeals before the Privacy Commissioner and other enforcement authorities. Whatever your objectives or business model, we have the experience to provide you with practical risk management advice on all data protection issues.