Tech Data HK and the PDPO

Having a strong presence in the channel market, Tech Data HK serves as an essential and core component for digital business transformation. By delivering technology solutions and services that are best suited to specific needs, they enable customers to achieve their desired results. Tech Data HK also provides a platform for channel partners to connect, share and grow together.

With a focus on helping to solve challenges that arise from existing technologies, Tech Data HK offers a variety of software advancements that have the potential to improve business efficiency and reduce costs. For example, their Network AI (AKA Software-Defined Networking SDN) has the ability to identify problems with existing technology systems and prevent them from occurring. This allows IT managers to concentrate on more important tasks and improve overall business outcomes.

The definition of personal data under the PDPO is broad, covering any information that could be used to identify a living individual, regardless of whether it is directly identifiable or not. It also covers information about legal entities such as companies and trusts. While the PDPO’s intention is to protect personal data, the reality is that some jurisdictions have different views on what constitutes “personal” data and thus differing approaches to how they regulate the movement of such data.

In addition to the risks of data leakage, there are many other challenges associated with moving personal data across borders, including legal and technical aspects, security and operational issues, as well as the cost of compliance. For these reasons, it is understandable that some businesses have a preference not to move personal data overseas if they can avoid it.

A key consideration is that personal data should only be transferred where it is necessary for the purpose of the processing. This is usually a term that the transferring party agrees to. In most cases, this will be a contract that requires the recipient to ensure that it does not use the personal data in any way that is inconsistent with the agreed purpose. It should also require the recipient not to disclose personal data to any third parties unless expressly permitted by the transferring party.

Moreover, the transferring party should also be required to ensure that the personal data is only used for the purposes of which it was collected and not otherwise used. In addition, it should not be retained for longer than is necessary for the purpose of the processing. Moreover, the transferring party should be required to provide adequate safeguards for the transfer of personal data to a non-EEA country.

It is a good idea for businesses to review their approach to the transfer of personal data to ensure that they comply with all relevant laws, including the PDPO. This will help them avoid the risks of sanctions and fines and to improve their business operations. In order to do this, they must develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks that apply in each jurisdiction. In addition, they should implement policies and processes that address the specific risks identified in their jurisdiction.