Data Hk and the GDPR

Data hk is an organization that provides professional services in the areas of data analysis and reporting. It helps companies understand their customers and business by providing insights, recommendations, and actionable intelligence. This is done by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting various kinds of data from internal sources and external sources. The company also enables its clients to make informed decisions and improve their operational efficiency. It has offices in Hong Kong and Australia.

If the government were to adopt a definition of personal data akin to that under the GDPR, it would mean additional protection for individuals and increased compliance measures for businesses. The current law defines personal data as information that concerns an identified or identifiable individual and that is processed in a way that is likely to have an impact on the person. This includes data from automated processes, such as a computer system processing an application form. It also extends to information about the use of a product or service that could be linked to an individual, such as data from online browsing patterns. For example, the combination of data contained on a staff card (usually showing an employee’s name, photograph and department) may constitute personal data under the PDPO. Such data should not be displayed together, made available to anyone other than those who need it for the purposes in which it was collected, or disclosed otherwise than in accordance with other laws and regulations.

Whether or not the government goes ahead with this change, businesses will still need to have clear data retention policies in place and be able to show that they can be trusted to keep personal data for as long as necessary. A key question will be whether the law should expressly require that these policies clearly specify how long data will be kept. A law that mandates a uniform retention period will not be feasible, given the diverse and unique needs of different data users.

When building a data governance program, it’s important to have the right people in place. This starts with a vision and business case that clearly articulate the strategic value of your data governance program. It’s then important to create an actionable plan with roles, responsibilities and timelines. Using a responsibility assignment matrix like RACI (responsible, accountable, consulted and informed) is a great way to organize these roles.

The final piece is the data governance leader who oversees tasks and helps communicate decisions to stewards. Ideally, this person is business and IT savvy and can act as a bridge between the two functions. Experienced business analysts and senior business systems architects are good candidates for this role. They should be the primary point of escalation for issues with the program’s execution. They should also be able to drive ongoing audits and metrics for the program. They can also help communicate the program’s value to executives and stakeholders. Ultimately, this person is the one who drives the data governance program’s success and ROI.