The Hong Kong Privacy Commission (PCPD) has published guidance in relation to the cross-border transfer of personal data. The Guidance has been published ahead of the implementation of section 33 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) which will regulate international transfers of personal data. Although no date has yet been set for the implementation of section 33, organisations are being encouraged to prepare for eventual implementation by following the practices recommended in the Guidance. The Guidance also includes recommended model clauses to be used in cross border transfer agreements.

PCPD press release and guidance