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Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) has issued Guidance Notes for organizations, employees and the users of video conference software, with a view to enhance measures for data security and data privacy in the use, storage, and handling of personal data when employees work from home.

In this article, the three Guidance Notes published by PCPD and key takeaways for employers are briefly summarized. The key takeaways include the need for employers to consider reviewing existing policies and incorporate additional measures to protect the personal data of individuals and other confidential information; moreover, they should consider seeking legal advice to review and revise their policies relating to personal data privacy in the context of work from home (WFH).A

Authors: Nick Dealy, Partner, and Kritika Sethia, Legal Analyst, Gall

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