Privacy Commissioner Condemns the Collection of HKID Card Copies and Date of Birth Information by Fitness Centre
6 December 2013
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update
The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data published an investigation report on 5 December 2013, and issued an Enforcement Notice against fitness centre chain California Fitness, for excessive collection of personal data from its customers, including HKID Card copies and full date of birth particulars. California Fitness has indicated that it would file an appeal with the Administrative Appeals Board. This legal update will look at the key findings of the investigation report and discuss the practical implications of the decision.