Pádraig Walsh

28May2021

Data Breach Response: Ten Tips on Managing Regulatory Inquiries

A letter arrives from the Privacy Commissioner. There are awkward questions. Well, settle in for the long haul. You are now at the start of an inquiry. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt provides ten…Read More

21May2021

Client Alert – Beware of doxxing messages

The much anticipated amendments to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) (PDPO) are gathering pace. On 11 May 2021, the Hong Kong government proposed amendments to the existing statutory regime against ‘doxxing’ activities. ‘Doxxing’ generally refers to the gathering of personal data of third…Read More

10Feb2021

Data Breach Response: The management response

A data breach can be a crisis, and crisis management is a true test of character and leadership. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt looks at how executive management should approach and respond to a…Read More

31Dec2020

Change is not coming: Further possible improvements to privacy protection in Hong Kong

Almost a year ago, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, in collaboration with the Privacy Commissioner of Hong Kong, provided its report on recommended changes to personal data privacy law in Hong Kong. There were six key proposals, but also some omissions. In the final…Read More

30Dec2020

Legal update: Client facilitation in the execution of residual odd lots

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) issued an FAQ on 18 December 2020 clarifying the applicability of the exemption from the requirement for licensed corporations (“LCs”) to obtain explicit client consent on a trade-by-trade basis prior to each client facilitation trade. As a…Read More

02Dec2020

Hong Kong’s Position as a Data Centre Hub in Asia

Hong Kong has continued to experience significant investment in data centres in 2020, and has historically been at the forefront of data centre development and cloud readiness in Asia. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Technology practice group of Tanner De Witt reviews the…Read More

13Nov2020

Padraig Walsh and Tara Chan give training to HKSTP entrepreneurs

On Thursday 12 November partner Padraig Walsh and solicitor Tara Chan gave a two-hour training session on technology contracts and contracting to more than thirty members of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park’s Incubation Programme. This programme supports the development of young biomedical tech…Read More

16Oct2020

Change is coming: Direct regulation of data processors

On 20 January 2020, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, in collaboration with the Privacy Commissioner of Hong Kong, provided its report on recommended changes to personal data privacy law in Hong Kong. In another in his series looking at the implications of the proposed…Read More

09Oct2020

Change is coming: Administrative fining powers of the Privacy Commissioner

On 20 January 2020, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, in collaboration with the Privacy Commissioner of Hong Kong, provided its report on recommended changes to personal data privacy law in Hong Kong. In another in his series looking at the implications of the proposed…Read More

21Sep2020

Change is coming: Mandatory personal data retention policies

On 20 January 2020, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, in collaboration with the Privacy Commissioner of Hong Kong, provided its report on recommended changes to personal data privacy law in Hong Kong. In another in his series looking at the implications of the proposed…Read More

11Sep2020

Change is coming: Proposed Mandatory Data Breach Notice Requirements in Hong Kong

On 20 January 2020, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, in collaboration with the Privacy Commissioner of Hong Kong, provided its report on recommended changes to personal data privacy law in Hong Kong. In another in his series looking at the implications of the proposed…Read More

21Aug2020

Top Tips for Startups Seeking Legal Advice

Meeting lawyers can be intimidating. They seem to speak a different language. Sometimes, you’re none the wiser after the meeting. Then, the bill arrives. It doesn’t have to be that way. Forewarned is forearmed, and planning is everything. Tara Chan from the Corporate and Commercial…Read More