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GDPR-like fines may harm business confidence, create compliance woes, Hong Kong regulator says

By Xu Yuan
  • 18 Jan 2021 21:55
  • 18 Jan 2021 21:55
Hong Kong’s business environment might take a hit if the government were to embrace large penalties, similar to those allowed under the EU’s data-protection regulation, the city’s privacy regulator said yesterday, in reference to its review of the city’s privacy law.
“We will make reference to foreign experiences and regulations,

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent

Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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