What is Data Hk?

Data hk is a portal where users can access open government data that has been made available by various sources, such as the Hong Kong Government. It is designed to provide researchers with a single point of access to open government data at global, regional and local levels.

The website also features a tool that allows users to compare data from different sources. This can be helpful for research purposes as it can give a more complete picture of the data being analysed. The data can also be used in a number of ways, such as creating charts and tables or creating maps. It is also possible to use the data to identify trends and patterns that would otherwise be difficult to see when looking at data in isolation.

Providing a consolidated view of data allows people to make more informed decisions, which is particularly important when it comes to public services and policy formulation. The portal will also enable governments, businesses and individuals to use the data to develop innovative new products and services. The portal is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to understand what’s happening in Hong Kong.

To be able to access the data, users need to create an account on the portal. This can be done by submitting a registration form and providing proof of identity. Once an account is created, the user will be able to browse and download data from various sources. The information can be used to build databases and models, and to create interactive maps and visualisations.

The Hong Kong Government has published a list of the data sets available on the portal. This includes a variety of statistics and figures about the city including economic indicators, demographics and the environment. The portal also provides access to a series of maps that show the geographical distribution of key social and economic indicators across the territory.

Anyone who collects personal data from the public domain must observe the requirements of the PDPO, in particular Data Protection Principle (“DPP”) 1 and DPP 3. This means that they must not use the personal data for any other purpose without the prescribed consent of the individual concerned, unless an exception applies. Non-exhaustive examples of exceptions include preventing or detection of crime, assessment or collection of tax or duty, and disclosure in connection with legal proceedings or life-threatening emergency situations.