Cybersecurity Law, GDPR and Data Ethics
China has made her first stride to provide legal protection to personal data in the digital age by implementing the Cybersecurity Law on 1 June 2017. On the other side of the world, the EU is bound to tackle the privacy challenges brought by ICT and raise the standard in personal data protection to new heights by enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May2018. This session will highlight the key requirements of the two laws, in particular their impact on Hong Kong.
While many data protection laws are principle-based and technology-neutral, the rapid development of ICT like big data analytics, IoT and AI casts doubts on the effectiveness of these laws. This session will also explore whether data ethics or digital ethics may be a way out.