A view of Victoria Harbour at the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui on November 9. Hong Kong has sought to establish itself as a regional data hub, but Beijing’s restrictions on cross-border data flows from the mainland make it harder to achieve. Photo: Sam Tsang
A view of Victoria Harbour at the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui on November 9. Hong Kong has sought to establish itself as a regional data hub, but Beijing’s restrictions on cross-border data flows from the mainland make it harder to achieve. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong saw itself as Asia’s data hub, but Beijing’s strict cybersecurity rules threaten that status

  • Hong Kong’s outdated data privacy law puts it out of step with Beijing, experts say, as the mainland pushes to restrict cross-border data flows
  • A new draft regulation has confirmed that some mainland companies seeking an IPO in Hong Kong would also be subject to a cybersecurity review

Topic |   Cybersecurity
A view of Victoria Harbour at the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui on November 9. Hong Kong has sought to establish itself as a regional data hub, but Beijing’s restrictions on cross-border data flows from the mainland make it harder to achieve. Photo: Sam Tsang
A view of Victoria Harbour at the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui on November 9. Hong Kong has sought to establish itself as a regional data hub, but Beijing’s restrictions on cross-border data flows from the mainland make it harder to achieve. Photo: Sam Tsang
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