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7. If I have to provide my personal data (e.g. my address and ID card number) to a seller or service provider, what should I be aware of?

In Hong Kong , consumers' personal data is protected by the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486 of the Laws of Hong Kong). When sellers or service providers collect personal data from their customers, they act as the "data users" and must observe the six data protection principles. To get more information, please go to another topic – Personal Data Privacy.