Equinix Data Centers in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a global center for financial services, technology, and trade. Equinix colocation facilities in Hong Kong connect customers into this rich industry ecosystem through direct interconnection to a wide range of network service providers, including international carriers, cloud and IT services companies. Our Hong Kong data centers are carrier-dense network hubs that enable customers to connect directly to a broad spectrum of business partners and other customers within their digital supply chain.

The Personal Data Protection Ordinance (PDPO) in Hong Kong provides legal protection to individuals in relation to their personal data and regulates the collection, processing, holding, and use of such data through six data protection principles. It also prohibits the transfer of such data outside Hong Kong. The PDPO was introduced in 1996 and has been amended in 2012 and 2021. The latest amendments focus on addressing the acts of disclosing personal information without consent (or doxxing).

As the global headquarters for many major international financial institutions, Hong Kong is an ideal place to operate data centers. Its highly skilled workforce, a deep pool of IT and data science talent, and a strong IT infrastructure make it one of the most advanced data center cities in the world. Its robust government-backed broadband network provides fast and secure connectivity to businesses across the region.

When implementing a data governance program, it’s important to bring on board experts who understand both the technical and the cultural elements of governing your organization’s data. These people are known as data stewards. They are the people who translate how your governance framework impacts the organization’s business processes, decisions and interactions. Ideally, business and IT subject matter experts who can act as communication bridges between the two departments make great stewards. Experienced project managers are often excellent data stewards as well.

Getting data into your organization’s data governance program can be a challenge, especially if you need to bring in new talent or restructure your current team. The good news is that there are a number of ways to make the process as efficient and painless as possible. For starters, it’s critical to create a project plan that clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in the data governance process. You should also use a responsibility assignment matrix like RACI (responsible, accountable, consultable and informed) to ensure that every person has their responsibilities clearly mapped out. This will help you avoid confusion and ensure that all the key players have their input in a timely manner. This way, you can create a plan that will be a win for everyone.