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Codes of Practice issued by Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commission Office (PCO)

Who ensures that the Ordinance is observed?

The Privacy Commission Office (PCO) is an independent statutory body that was set up to oversee the enforcement of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. It also has the duty of receiving complaints from members of the public relating to any abuse or violation of the principles and carries out investigations into data privacy complaints. The PCO takes enforcement actions against those who are in breach of the Ordinance. The website of the PCO can be accessed at This site will give you access to the full text of the Ordinance and to several related publications, fact sheets, videos and case notes.