Day: February 29, 2024

Data Journalism in Hong KongData Journalism in Hong Kong

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As a data journalist, you’ll be responsible for finding and analyzing data to add hard numbers to anecdotal reporting, uncover trends and create insight. You’ll work across newsroom areas, from breaking stories to investigations and larger projects. You’ll also be expected to pitch ideas and collaborate with editors, reporters and other data journalists.

Hong Kong is an important network hub for many global companies, offering a dense concentration of enterprises, networks and IT service providers. Equinix’s colocation facilities in the city connect customers to this rich industry ecosystem in one of the world’s most carrier-dense data centers. We’re the leading regional internet exchange point and offer a full suite of services including cloud, colocation, interconnection and managed IT services.

The Hong Kong government is proposing amendments to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”) that would strengthen privacy protection. In particular, the proposal includes a requirement for businesses to formulate clear data retention policies. This blog post discusses the background to these proposals and what businesses need to know about them.

Under the current PDPO, data users are required to take all practicable steps to ensure that personal data is not kept for longer than is necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose(s) for which it is collected. However, no minimum or uniform period for retention is currently prescribed by the law and it is therefore difficult for data users to establish a suitable retention policy that is fully compliant with their legal obligations.

If a business wants to transfer personal data overseas, it must first obtain the voluntary and express consent of the data subject to do so. The consent must specify the classes of persons to whom the personal data may be transferred and the purposes for which the personal data will be used. A failure to comply with the consent requirement could lead to a substantial fine under the PDPO.

Depending on the size of your organisation, your data governance program will involve a large number of people. As such, it’s important to keep everyone in the loop and to ensure that all stakeholders have their views heard. Using a responsibility assignment matrix like RACI (which stands for responsible, accountable, consulted and informed) will help to keep everyone on the same page and make it easy for them to provide input and approve decisions.

A successful data governance program requires the support of senior management. This is especially true if the project involves sensitive or high-risk information. In these cases, senior managers will need to ensure that there is sufficient budget and staff available to cover the cost of implementing the necessary controls. In addition, they should set aside time to train and support team members on how to carry out their responsibilities. This will help to build a strong foundation for the future of your data governance program. It is also crucial to identify a champion who will drive and promote the program. This person should be an influential member of the executive team and have a good understanding of the legal, technical and operational issues involved.