Guidance

FTC blows the whistle on business coaching program

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

But according to the FTC, marketers of business coaching services took consumers for millions by using offside sales tactics that will likely disqualify them from the Truth-in-Advertising Hall of Fame.

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  • But according to the FTC, marketers of business coaching services took consumers for millions by using offside sales tactics that will likely disqualify them from the Truth-in-Advertising Hall of Fame.
  • The complaint alleges that a Utah-based company called Guidance hired telemarketing outfits sales floors to pitch its supposedly personalized business coaching services.
  • According to the FTC, telemarketers pitched the coaching services as an exclusive one-on-one program of business know-how and specialized market research available only to a limited number of qualified people.
  • Once people signed up the initial cost sometimes topped $10,000 the FTC says the defendants blitzed them with pricey upsells.
  • In fact, the FTC says that the overwhelming majority of people who bought the defendants business coaching services were never able to establish a business.
  • To settle the case, the defendants have agreed to broad injunctive provisions and lifetime bans from business coaching or work-at-home opportunities, with narrow exemptions for certain lawful business activities.
  • Before doing business with a business coach, consider these extra points from the FTC.
  • But according to the FTC, marketers of business coaching services took consumers for millions by using offside sales tactics that will likely disqualify them from the Truth-in-Advertising Hall of Fame.

Pathnostics Announces Opening of New Facility in Lake Mary Florida and Expansion of its Irvine California Laboratory and Headquarters

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

"Florida is a strategic addition to our laboratory network as we scale our Guidance UTI business" said David Pauluzzi, CEO and Vice Chairman of Pathnostics.

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  • "Florida is a strategic addition to our laboratory network as we scale our Guidance UTI business" said David Pauluzzi, CEO and Vice Chairman of Pathnostics.
  • In addition to the new facility in Florida, Pathnostics is expanding its laboratory and headquarters in Irvine, CA from approximately 35,000 to approximately 55,000 square feet, with full relocation expected by the end of 2022.
  • In addition to the facilities in Florida and California, Pathnostics currently has a CAP (College of American Pathologists) accredited and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified laboratory in Royal Oaks, Michigan.
  • Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Pathnostics is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the healthcare industry.

PCPD Issues Guidance for Employers on Collection and Use of Personal Data of Employees during the Fifth Wave

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Friday, November 11, 2022

From 1 January to 18 March this year, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) received 157 enquiries relating to the collection of employees health data.

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  • From 1 January to 18 March this year, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) received 157 enquiries relating to the collection of employees health data.
  • Against this background, the PCPD today (25 March) issued the Guidance for Employers on Collection and Use of Personal Data of Employees during COVID-19 Pandemic to help employers and employees to understand the employers obligations under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance when it comes to the collection and use of employees health data in the context of the pandemic.
  • In particular, the Guidance provides the following recommendations:
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    Necessity: Employers should only collect health data that is necessary for and directly related to the purpose(s) of data collection.
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    Transparency: Employers should clearly convey all the requisite information to employees, such as by presenting a Personal Information Collection Statement.

Privacy Commissioner Publishes an Article on “Guidance on Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data” at Hong Kong Lawyer

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Friday, November 11, 2022

The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, published an article at Hong Kong Lawyer to introduce the Guidance on Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data (Guidance).

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  • The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, published an article at Hong Kong Lawyer to introduce the Guidance on Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data (Guidance).
  • Please click here to read the article.
  • The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data issued the Guidance in May and introduced two sets of Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for cross-border transfers of personal data, which may be adopted by small and medium-sized enterprises in order to comply with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap.
  • 486) and good data ethics.

Privacy Commissioner Published an Article on “Cross-border transfers of personal data” at the CGj, the journal of the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute

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Friday, November 11, 2022

The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, published an article at the CGj, the journal of the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute, to discuss the Guidance on Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data (Guidance) and the compliance requirements for transfers of personal data from Hong Kong to other jurisdictions.

Key Points: 
  • The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, published an article at the CGj, the journal of the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute, to discuss the Guidance on Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data (Guidance) and the compliance requirements for transfers of personal data from Hong Kong to other jurisdictions.
  • Please click here to read the article.
  • The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data issued the Guidance in May and introduced two sets of Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for cross-border transfers of personal data, which may be adopted by small and medium-sized enterprises in order to comply with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap.
  • 486) and good data ethics.

PCPD Organised a Webinar on “Protection of Personal Data Privacy for Property Management Sector”

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Friday, November 11, 2022

The PCPD organised a webinar on Protection of Personal Data Privacy for Property Management Sector on 27 July 2022.

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  • The PCPD organised a webinar on Protection of Personal Data Privacy for Property Management Sector on 27 July 2022.
  • The event attracted more than 700 participants from the property management sector and the general public.
  • At the webinar, which was supported by the Property Management Services Authority, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Privacy Commissioner), Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling introduced to the participants the key findings of the recent investigation report on the improper handling of the personal data of residents and visitors by property management companies, while Ms Amy CHAN Mei-yee, Chief Personal Data Officer (Complaints) of PCPD, elaborated on the new edition of the Guidance for the Property Management Sector issued by the PCPD last month.
  • The Privacy Commissioner Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling (top left), Immediate Past President of the Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies and Chief Executive Officer of Savills Services Group Dr Johnnie CHAN Chi-kau, SBS, BBS, JP (top right), and Chief Personal Data Officer (Complaints) of PCPD Ms Amy CHAN Mei-yee (bottom), spoke at a webinar on Protection of Personal Data Privacy for Property Management Sector.

Privacy Commissioner Published an Article on “New Recommended Model Clauses for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data” at Banking Today, the Bi-monthly Journal of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

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Friday, November 11, 2022

The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, published an article at Banking Today, the bi-monthly journal of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, to discuss the Guidance on Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data (Guidance) and the compliance requirements for transfers of personal data from Hong Kong to other jurisdictions.

Key Points: 
  • The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, published an article at Banking Today, the bi-monthly journal of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, to discuss the Guidance on Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data (Guidance) and the compliance requirements for transfers of personal data from Hong Kong to other jurisdictions.
  • Please click here to read the article.
  • The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data issued the Guidance recently to introduce two sets of Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for cross-border transfers of personal data, which may be adopted by small and medium-sized enterprises in order to comply with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap.
  • Please click here to download the Guidance.

Privacy Commissioner’s Office Issues Guidance Note on Data Security Measures for ICT

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Friday, November 11, 2022

Against this background, the PCPD today (30 August) issued the Guidance Note on Data Security Measures for Information and Communications Technology (Guidance) to provide data users with recommended data security measures for ICT to facilitate their compliance with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap.

Key Points: 
  • Against this background, the PCPD today (30 August) issued the Guidance Note on Data Security Measures for Information and Communications Technology (Guidance) to provide data users with recommended data security measures for ICT to facilitate their compliance with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap.
  • The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, said, In the light of the increase in cybersecurity incidents, data users should step up their data security measures to prevent malicious attacks on their information systems.
  • The Guidance provides, among others, recommendations on data security measures for ICT in the following areas, supplemented by case studies and infographic illustrations:
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  • Download Guidance Note on Data Security Measures for Information and Communications Technology: https://www.pcpd.org.hk/english/resources_centre/publications/files/guid...

Privacy Commissioner Published an Article on “Adoption of Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data” at “The 21st Century Director”, the monthly magazine of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors

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Friday, November 11, 2022

The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, published an article at The 21st Century Director, the monthly magazine of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, to discuss the Guidance on Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data (the Guidance) and the compliance requirements for transfers of personal data from Hong Kong to other jurisdictions.

Key Points: 
  • The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, published an article at The 21st Century Director, the monthly magazine of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, to discuss the Guidance on Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data (the Guidance) and the compliance requirements for transfers of personal data from Hong Kong to other jurisdictions.
  • Please click here to read the article.
  • The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data issued the Guidance recently to introduce two sets of Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for cross-border transfers of personal data, which may be adopted by small and medium-sized enterprises in order to comply with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap.
  • Please click here to download the Guidance.