Getting Started With Data Governance in Hong Kong

Getting started with data hk

If you’re looking to start using data for your business, you need to understand the regulatory landscape. There are many different laws and regulations that apply to your organization depending on where you operate, the industry you’re in and how much personal information you collect. Taking the time to understand these laws and regulations is essential to avoid fines, penalties or legal action that could impact your business.

In Hong Kong, the most important regulation is the Personal Data Protection Ordinance (PDPO). The PDPO establishes data subject rights and specific obligations to data controllers through six data protection principles. It also regulates the collection, processing, holding and use of personal data through contractual or other means.

Getting started with data governance starts with identifying the right roles and responsibilities for your team. These include a data steward, data governance leader and the team members who will support them. The steward is responsible for translating how your data governance framework affects the business’s processes, decisions and interactions. This role requires both business and IT savvy and should be a bridge between the two teams. Data and enterprise architects and senior business systems analysts often make excellent stewards.

The leader is responsible for coordinating tasks for stewards and helping to communicate the decisions made by stewards to others in the organization. They are also responsible for driving ongoing data audits and metrics that assess program success and ROI. They are the primary point of escalation for the executive sponsor and steering committee.

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