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A complex landscape of data protection, cyber security and privacy regimes has developed over the past 40 years, influenced by cultural preferences and local issues. The US regime prioritises information disclosure (symbolic of freedoms), the EU focuses on protecting security (respecting personal data as a basic human right) and China focuses on privacy and security (data is a matter of sovereignty and national security).
17 December 2021
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It is the island home of some of the world’s longest-living people and Wenchang chicken, a dish popular in mainland China and across south-east Asia.
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New regulations in China designed to encourage innovation in clinical trials have made it easier to test human samples in a lab setting.

19 May 2022

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On 5 May 2022, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced the launch of the Mandatory Reference Checking Scheme (MRC Scheme), including the implementing guidelines issued by the Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) and the DTC Association (Guidelines). The Guidelines seek to redress the “rolling bad apples” phenomenon in Hong Kong’s banking sector. That is, they seek to prevent individuals involved in misconduct from moving from one authorised institution (AI) to another. In this alert, we summarise the key features of the MRC Scheme. We also briefly summarise the matters that have been of particular interest to AIs.

11 May 2022

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