HK is an abbreviation of Hong Kong, a former British crown colony and current special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China. It is also an acronym for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, which governs the territory. In some cases, HK can also refer to a locality or company.
Aside from being one of the world’s leading international financial centers, Hong Kong is a regional network hub with dense concentrations of networks and IT service providers. The region’s rich industry ecosystem and global connectivity create strong demand for colocation services. Equinix offers a comprehensive range of data center facilities in Hong Kong that provide customers with direct interconnection to their business partners, as well as access to a diverse set of network service providers.
In addition, Hong Kong’s robust regulatory environment provides a trustworthy environment for the operation of regional data centres. The Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”) provides a high level of protection for personal information and imposes stringent obligations on data users. The PDPO defines “personal data” broadly to include any information that can be used to identify an individual, and it prohibits the misuse of personal information.
As a result of these measures, data users in Hong Kong are required to put in place policies and procedures for the handling of personal information. Those policies and procedures must be made available to data subjects upon request. The PDPO does not stipulate a mandatory uniform period for the retention of personal data, so businesses will need to formulate their own policies and determine a retention period that is appropriate for their own business operations while being compliant with the PDPO.
With a large pool of mobile, agile, skilled and multi-lingual ICT professionals, Hong Kong is a prime location for regional data centre operations. In addition, our favourable business environment and immigration policies encourage professional expatriates to work here.
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