Hong Kong Background Checks
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Available. Extract from case register is available to a subject upon written application to the first clerk of the Magistracy where the conviction occurred giving the full name, date and place of birth, and the case number. Magisterial records are normally available only for three years. If the conviction occurred in a District Court or the High Court, the application should be addressed to the Registrar of the court concerned.
Because both Chinese and English are the official language in Hong Kong. Most of people have two names. (A Chinese and a English) Litigation search in Hong Kong is done by the name of the Subject. The Chinese name and English name may return different search results. The best practice is to search both names for the same subject.
Hong Kong Privacy Laws & Regulations
The Hong Kong Personal Privacy Ordinance was enacted in 1996 to protect individual’s privacy with regard to personal data. Several amendments have been made to the Ordinance since its creation. The Ordinance does not allow the disclosure of an individual’s personal data unless their consent is provided and further regulates the processing and transfer of personal data. There are six Data Protection Principles (DPPs) in the Personal Data Privacy Ordinance.
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