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International data protection enforcement bulletin January 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Belgium, China, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong
  • January 30 2015

The individual was employed by the Department of Defence ("Defence"), and lodged a compensation claim as a result of an injury. Defence sought the


Liberalisation measures for Chinese telecommunications sector under CEPA
  • Bird & Bird
  • China, Hong Kong
  • October 18 2013

China has made a fundamental move to liberalise its telecommunications market. Hong Kong Government and Chinese Government have signed Supplement X


Working in the margins: continuous employment, the 4-18 rule and prospects for change
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong
  • December 13 2013

Do you employ part-time staff? Or casual employees? Or temporary workers. In the eyes of a lawyer, you don't. None of these terms has a legal meaning


Hong Kong: calculating revenue: third party software vs. independent audit - lesson learnt from Sina Hong Kong Ltd v Pixel Media HK Ltd
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong
  • January 13 2015

The plaintiff, a web portal operator, applied for a summary judgment in Hong Kong against its advertising sales agent, the defendant, in respect of


New guidance notes on direct marketing for Hong Kong
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong
  • January 16 2013

On 15 January 2013, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data released two publications, (1) "New Guidance on Direct Marketing" and (2) a leaflet


Stealth attack: a Ninja Saga from Hong Kong
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong
  • June 24 2013

Start ups are messy. Even when they become successful, they stay messy. This is a cautionary tale. Boniface Lee is an entrepreneur. In 2009, he came


Hong Kong privacy regulator urged a paradigm shift from compliance to accountability
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong
  • March 6 2014

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (the "PCPD") released the Privacy Management Programme - A Best Practice Guide


Business culture, human nature, and Hitler: a summary dismissal case from Hong Kong
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong
  • October 28 2013

Grant Williams wrote an edgy client briefing for Jefferies Hong Kong, an investment bank, under the title, "Things that make you go, hmmm "


Will social media in the workplace make employers :) or :( ? (Part two)
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong
  • July 11 2013

So social media use creates risk in the workplace. Should employers ban it? Social media is part of how we live now; that's not left at the door when


Fruits of the secret garden: garden leave and executive departures
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong
  • October 28 2013

A late summer's eve. The sun is slipping from the sky. Golden hour is approaching. A figure toils with a hedgerow. A snip here. A clip there. All