Allied Telesis and Tech Data HK Sign Exclusive Distribution Agreement

As the world becomes more digitized, the amount of data that is generated and stored is growing rapidly. While this is beneficial in many ways, it can also pose a threat to privacy. This is why it is important for people to know how their data is being used. This will allow them to make informed decisions about which services to use and which companies to work with.

The Hong Kong government has been working to improve data protection in the city. They are introducing new laws that will require companies to disclose how they collect and use personal information. These new laws will help to protect the rights of individuals and businesses. They will also help to ensure that all companies are complying with the law.

Tech Data Distribution (Hong Kong) Ltd (“Tech Data HK”), a leading global distributor and solutions aggregator for IT ecosystems, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Allied Telesis, a renowned vendor of IT infrastructure solutions specializing in network security. The agreement enables Tech Data HK to provide customers in Hong Kong with a more comprehensive range of products and solutions for their IT infrastructure.

A data governance framework is a set of processes and policies designed to govern the collection, storage, maintenance and use of corporate data. The framework can help businesses meet regulatory requirements and improve decision making, productivity and efficiency. It can also reduce costs and risk. A strong data governance program requires the involvement of business and IT stewards. These are the subject matter experts who will translate how your data governance framework impacts business processes, decisions and interactions. Experienced business analysts and senior IT systems architects are ideal for this role. They will also act as communication bridges between the business and IT.

Under PDPO, an individual’s personal data can only be collected for a lawful purpose and for no other purposes. It must be sufficient and relevant for the purpose of collection, and it should be collected in a manner that is fair and not excessive. In addition, the personal data collected must not be retained for longer than is necessary for the purpose of processing.

Personal data is defined as any data relating to a living individual who can be identified, directly or indirectly, from the data. It includes name, address, contact details, financial information, medical records, photographs and CCTV footage. However, there are some exceptions. The most common exemptions include safeguarding Hong Kong’s security, defence and international relations, crime prevention or detection, assessment or collection of tax or duty, news activities and due diligence exercises. There are also life-threatening emergency situations that can justify the disclosure of personal data without consent.

PDPO also contains rules that govern the relationship between data users and their agents or contractors. These rules are designed to promote good practice and to minimise the risk of privacy breaches, which can occur when a data user transfers or stores personal data outside of Hong Kong. These rules are based on the six principles of data protection and apply to both local and overseas processors.