Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner has issued a revised Code of Practice on Human Resource Management (the “Code”) and a revised Privacy Guidelines for Monitoring and Personal Data Privacy at Work (the “Guidelines”).

Neither the new Code nor the new Guidelines include any material change from their existing versions. The only changes are the new Code updates certain references to amendments in the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO) and removes one provision of the Code that has become obsolete (namely the transitional provision exemption in relation to compliance with data access requests that expired in 2002).

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