Guidance on Protecting Personal Data Privacy in the Use of Social Media and Instant Messaging Apps from PCPD

Social media and instant messaging apps are widely used by people in Hong Kong. However, the use of social media and instant messaging apps carries inherent yet non-negligible risks to users’ privacy in relation to personal data.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data ("PCPD") has issued a “Guidance on Protecting Personal Data Privacy in the Use of Social Media and Instant Messaging Apps” to highlight the privacy risks involved and provide practical advice that will help to mitigate the risks.

The Guidance can be downloaded via the link below:

Besides, the PCPD will hold a Webinar titled “Social Media and You” on 3 May 2021 to provide the users of social media and instant messaging apps with some practical advice on safeguarding personal data and avoiding falling prey on online scams. For more information and registration, please click here. For enquiries, please email training@pcpd.org.hk

(23 April 2021)

Latest arrangement on means of communications by the EAA

With a view to facilitating communication and protecting the environment, the EAA will communicate with licensees and licence applicants via e-mail, mobile SMS/MMS or other electronic means in lieu of mailing where appropriate. Certain information on matters concerning estate agency practice (e.g. practice circulars) will ONLY be published on the EAA website and drawn to the attention of licensees by electronic means. Licensees should visit the EAA website regularly to obtain such information and familiarise themselves with any requirement which is applicable to them.  


The EAA will not provide printed copy of such information which is already published on its website.

(24 April 2023)


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