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China's data protection and privacy law has for many years been a daunting hurdle for businesses seeking to enter the world's largest digital economy. Previously, the law was considered by many as disjointed and overly broad. Then in 2020, the PRC Government announced several significant reforms in China's data protection regime, most notably the draft Data Security Law and the draft Personal Information Protection Law. These changes have elevated China's approach to data protection by creating a set of comprehensive laws that create new obligations for organisations in the collection of personal information. Does this new framework sufficiently address the challenges that existed under the previous regime? How can an organisation build adequate data processes to ensure compliance with the new laws?

This webinar will discuss the recent developments in data protection in China, break down the core elements of the new legal framework, and provide case studies to illustrate both the benefits and costs these new laws may bring to an organisation.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

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Emil Chan, FinTech Committee Chairman of Smart City Consortium

Emil is a Fintech evangelist with over 20 years' experience in managing IT and business transformation projects for international financial institutions. He previously worked for several sizeable international banks, including Credit Suisse and BayernLB in the roles of First Vice President, Head of IT in Asia Pacific, Project Director and Operations Manager AP. He has extensive experience in both business and IT consulting, encompassing design, setup, leading and managing of cross-border projects throughout Asia. He is an adjunct professor, a visiting lecturer as well as an advisor of different departments of local universities, including HKU, PolyU, CityU, Hang Seng U, Lingnan U and VTC. In the past 10 years, he participated actively in voluntary community services relating to popular adoption of technology. He is the Founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, Fintech Committee Chairman of the Smart City Consortium, Hon. Secretary and Board Member of Invotech, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association, Supervisory Committee Member of iProA and Honorary Chairman of StartHK.


Henry Yu, AKC, LLB, PCLL, CFT, Founding Partner of L & Y Law Office

Henry is the founder and principal partner of L & Y Law Office and Henry Yu & Associates. His areas of expertise include blockchain, commercial law, corporate and commercial transactions and foreign and cross-border investments. He is a Certified Financial Technologist (CFT), and a member of the Innotech Committee (formerly known the Technology Committee) of the Law Society of Hong Kong. He has also been appointed as the Hon. Legal Advisor to the Hong Kong Federation of Invention and Innovation, Hon. Legal Advisor to the Hong Kong International Blockchain & Financial Association, Hon. Legal Advisor to the Institute of Financial Technologies of Asia and Hon. Legal Advisor to the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong. Henry is also the Executive Principal of China Commercial Blockchain Legal Institute and a committee member of TechFin Association.


Raymond Chan, Managing Director of 9F International

Raymond was appointed Managing Director of 9F International, a subsidiary of 9F Group, in October 2018 and is responsible for the company’s financial and virtual bank business in Hong Kong, Singapore, Lithuania and China. He is also responsible for “Tech Enabling” business in Hong Kong and Southeast Asian markets. In October 2019, Raymond was appointed General Manager of Niche Global Fintech, a wholly owned subsidiary of 9F, and is responsible for applying for the Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence and related business and operations in the EU Area. In 2020, Raymond was selected “Leader of the Year” by IFTA.


Cameron Pollaers, Law Student of The University of Hong Kong

Cameron is a cross-jurisdictional law student, having studied law at University College London and the University of Hong Kong. He has research experience on a wide variety of international legal challenges, including human rights law and East Asian competition law, and was an associate editor of the Hong Kong Journal of Legal Studies. Cameron has also spent time working in several public sector organisations.


Stefano Fois, Senior Manager of Sia Partners

Stefano leads the CIO Advisory practice for Sia Partners in Asia and has over 10 years' experience in the CIO advisory domain for different business sectors. In particular, he has developed strong experience in information security (data protection) for the insurance, banking and manufacturing industries. He has been leading various maturity assessments, remediation programmes and cost optimization initiatives as project manager and Subject Matter Expert.


Language English
Date and Time 2021/06/30 15:00 to 16:00
Venue This event will take place online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Cathy Chan
Tel: 2823 1282
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
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