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One step closer to a right to be forgotten in Hong Kong?

13 November 2015

Intellectual Property Alert

In our earlier article on an appeal brought by David Webb against an enforcement notice issued by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (the "Commissioner") requiring that Mr. Webb remove from webb-site.com the names of parties set out in court judgments of matrimonial proceedings published on the Hong Kong judiciary's website over a decade earlier, we considered to what extent individuals in Hong Kong might have a "right to be forgotten". The Administrative Appeals Board ("AAB") has now made a decision rejecting Mr. Webb's appeal.


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