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The XXX Files: Privacy Implications in Hong Kong

DECEMBER 2017
Computer Law & Security Review

Gabriela Kennedy's Asia Pacific column in the latest issue of Computer Law & Security Review features a Mayer Brown article, titled " The XXX Files: Privacy Implications in Hong Kong" by Gabriela Kennedy and Karen H.F. Lee.

Gabriela and Karen examine a recent case in Hong Kong, HKSAR v. Wong Ngai Sang, which highlights the courts’ willingness to impose harsher sentences for the unsanctioned disclosure of private recordings of intimate acts under the Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200) as well as the inadequacy of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) for such acts. Whilst a violation of privacy is a significant concern for victims, such acts may not in themselves amount to an offence under the PDPO as they merely constitute a breach of a data protection principle.

Gabriela is a member of the editorial board of Computer Law & Security Review and edits the Asia Pacific column, a country-by-country analysis of the latest legal developments, cases and issues relating to IT, media and telecommunications in the Asia Pacific region.

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