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The GDPR has been forced on 25th May 2018, and all entities that handle personal data must have procedures in place before this date. The PDPO took effect from December 1996, it underwent major amendments in 2012, the most significant of which being the introduction of direct marketing provisions to cope with new privacy challenges and address public concerns. This training course aims to help participants to understand the relevant changes that they need to make in order to comply with the amended data protection legislation, as well as to get to know what their responsibilities are so that they can prepare for the regulation amendments.

This interactive training includes presentation, court case studies and sharing. Upon completion, participants should be able to understand and apply the personal data legal knowledge and skills, which can enable them to identify legal issues and perform their daily duties effectively. Anyone who needs to handle personal data should join this training.

Course Content:
- Introduction of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    • Aims of the GDPR
    • Processing, consent and subject rights
    • Data controller and processor obligations

- Introduction of the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO)
    • Definition of personal data
    • The six data protection principles of the PDPO
    • Supervision and enforcement
    • Legal impacts and major differences between the GDPR and PDPO
    • Legal obligations of PDPO on "direct marketing activities"

- Problems frequently encountered by organizations when dealing with personal data

- How to handle information of clients and employees under GDPR and PDPO?

Coronavirus Containment Measure:
- To prevent the spread of Covid-19, we kindly ask that all event participants wear a mask when attending the event.
- Attendees, who feel unwell are advised against in-person attendance at the Chamber. If attendees are required to undergo compulsory testing, please kindly bring along a negative PCR or RAT test result when attending physically.
- To prevent the spread of Covid-19, food and beverages will not be provided during the event.
- All visitors must scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code at the entrance and undergo body temperature checks.

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.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


Albert So, Chairman, Hong Kong Mediation and Arbitration Centre

Honorary Professor, University Lecturer, Executive Committee Member of International Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong), Accredited Mediator, Accredited Family Mediator, Arbitrator, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Certified Financial Crimes Specialist, Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Honorary Legal Advisor of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (Long Love Integrated Family Services Centre)

Legal Columnist; President of Law Society of One Belt One Road; Chairman of Wealth Succession Planning Association; 2018 Best Global Trust Lawyer

BEng(Hons); LLB(Hons); PCLL(HKU); PGCert(Cambridge); ExeEd(Harvard); MHKIoD; FHKMAAC; FHKIArb; FRAS, Fellow of International Bar Association; Honorary Legal Advisor

Language Cantonese
Date and Time 2022/08/04 09:30 to 17:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Cathy Chan
Tel: 2823 1282
Fee Members @ HK$1,600 / Non-Members @ HK$2,100
+$50 for booking offline
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first come first served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
- No refund will be made for last minute cancellations or no-shows. If the booking is cancelled at least 7 days before the event, and in such cases the refund will be subjected to a 10% administration fee, or HK$100 deduction, whichever is higher.
- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
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