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Clarity on data and privacy compliance

Deacons can help you navigate the complexities of data protection law and practice in Hong Kong and China.

In today’s knowledge economy, data is crucial to virtually all businesses and the extraterritorial reach of many international data protection and privacy laws mean that you have to be especially vigilant not to breach data privacy laws.  Violation can lead to significant fines and untold damage to a company’s reputation as well as criminal liability.

If you are on the receiving end of data theft the consequences are no less serious.

Deacons understands the law and its application in practice having advised many international and domestic businesses and government organisations on data protection in Hong Kong, as well as in China, where data protection regulations are a relatively new feature. Whatever your objectives or business model, we have the experience to provide you with practical risk management advice on all data protection issues. Recent work highlights, for example, include:

  • Advising one of the world’s largest insight, information and consultancy networks on a Data Transfer and Processing Agreement;
  • Advising a leading international search engine provider on complex privacy issues in Hong Kong;
  • Representing a world leading technology company in an appeal before the Privacy Commissioner;
  • Advising many clients including a leading Hong Kong and China property company, an international hotel group and a leading China-based entertainment company on data protection and privacy policies;
  • Acting on behalf of the Hong Kong subsidiary of an international listed company in proceedings against two of its employees following the theft of the company’s client database.

Please take a look at our services for more information on the range of work we undertake. And if you would like more information on how we can help you, please feel free to get in touch.

Data Protection & Privacy SERVICES