Beijing's Guideline ensures firms must take care with personal info

Beijing's Guideline ensures firms must take care with personal info

Mainland specifications for personal information protection, under the name of the "Guideline", mark the latest step by Beijing to address data privacy issues after a number of recent high-profile cases involving unauthorised use and disclosure of personal information.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 3:46am

Guidelines help China to take step forward in data privacy

Scott Thiel, a partner at DLA Piper Hong Kong

Mainland China is one of the few remaining major markets in Asia without a comprehensive law regulating the use and handling of personal information. Data privacy is governed by way of a regime consisting of the constitution, criminal law, civil law, tort law and some sector-specific regulations.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:21am

Hong Kong group says its civic education scheme will nurture 'critical patriots'

Pro-democracy scholars have designed their own civic-education guidelines aimed at turning students into "critical patriots".

The "non-indoctrinating" guidelines have been unveiled two months after the government scrapped its own guidelines for the curriculum after widespread protests and accusations of brainwashing.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

Beauty clinic guidelines will have some legal force, minister says

Dr Ko Wing-man, Secretary for Food and Health

Guidelines for the beauty industry to be drawn up by a government committee after four women fell dangerously ill following blood transfusions would have "certain functions in law enforcement" even though they were not legally binding, the health minister said yesterday.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

Beauty industry to draft guidelines on best practice

The DR Esthetic Centre in Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, open as usual yesterday. Photo: Nora Tam

Beauty salons will draft guidelines to regain the trust of consumers after "high-risk" treatments that left one woman dead and three ill in hospital.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am