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Update on Data Privacy in China

  • 07 Jul 2014
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Mayer Brown JSM, 18/F Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Hong Kong
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Lunch Presentation

The HKCCA’s Executive Committee invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Mayer Brown JSM.

Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for.

TOPIC:  Update on Data Privacy in China

This presentation will look at the state of play regarding data protection in China. Although China does not have one over-arching piece of legislation covering data protection and privacy, in recent years a number of regulations have been passed aimed at protecting the rights of consumers. These regulations draw inspirations from well-known international privacy principles. What are the dos and don’ts for data protection policies in China? Can data be transferred freely into China and out of China? What are the common pitfalls that should be avoided when collecting and using personal data in China? How do the China provisions play out in the wider Asian context and how can companies operating across Asia ensure compliance and accountability in the most efficient and cost-effective way?

SPEAKER:  Gabriela Kennedy, Partner, Mayer Brown JSM

Gabriela is the head of the Asia IP and TMT group at Mayer Brown JSM based in Hong Kong, practising intellectual property, media, information technology and telecommunications law. She handles the full spectrum of intellectual property work from litigation to licensing, strategic advice and portfolio management. Gabriela advises extensively on data protection issues in Hong Kong and throughout Asia, particularly in relation to business processing outsourcing, the cross-border transfer of data, data compliance and data breaches. She has handled a number of data breach complaints filed with the Privacy Commissioner in Hong Kong and has conducted in-depth data audits and drafted/devised privacy manuals and procedures for the Asia operations of a number of multi-national companies. On the information technology side, Gabriela's particular expertise includes advising on complex IT transactions and projects, IT outsourcing, cloud-computing, mobile payments, smart card projects, the regulation of encryption technology, software licensing, and disputes stemming from failed IT projects.

Gabriela has been involved in a number of high-profile media transactions and litigation including signal piracy litigation during two FIFA World Cups on behalf of cable operators, and litigation relating to ‘must-carry’ and re-transmission rights under the Copyright Ordinance. She has advised collecting societies in relation to licensing deals and disputes involving royalty fees.

Gabriela has extensive experience advising on regulatory and transactional telecommunications matters in Asia. She has advised incumbent operators in Asia on the impact of the introduction of regulation and liberalisation of their respective markets and has substantive experience dealing with the anti-competition provisions in the telecoms law in Hong Kong.

VENUE: Mayer Brown JSM, 18/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

DATE: Monday 7 July 2014

TIME: 12.30 for lunch, 13.00 - 14.00 for presentation

RSVP: Please register your attendance online no later than Friday 4 July 2014. If you register but are then unable to attend, please email events@hkcca.net and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend. If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers for future HKCCA events, please let us know at events@hkcca.net.

Please note this event is exclusively for HKCCA members. If you are not an HKCCA member but you want to attend this presentation, you need successfully to apply for membership at www.hkcca.net and pay the membership fee before registering for the event. If you have any membership queries, please contact HKCCA Secretariat on events@hkcca.net or (852) 2516 7007.           

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