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Dominic Edmondson

Dominic Edmondson is a special counsel in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on information technology advisory work, IT sourcing & transactions, cybersecurity, e-commerce, telecommunications, global data privacy and data protection, digital media as well as contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. Dominic has a keen interest in AI, big data and distributed ledger technology and their impact on business in the Greater China region. He studied Mandarin and put it to good use advising clients on intellectual property strategy and enforcement in Mainland China, where he worked for four years (in Beijing) before moving to Hong Kong.

In June 2023, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data issued an updated Guidance on Data Breach Handling and Data Breach Notifications (“Guidance”). The Guidance updates a non-binding, end-to-end framework for data users to tackle data breaches, including recommended elements that go into a data breach response plan, questions that need to be addressed in the course of investigating a data breach incident, how to make a data breach notification and tips for preventing recurrence of data breaches.

In recent months, generative artificial intelligence has taken the world by storm.  Following plans to offer generative AI products announced by Chinese companies, the Cyberspace Administration of China released on 11 April 2023 the Measures for the Management of Generative Artificial Intelligence Services for public consultation. Following the consultation period, the interim measures were published on 13 July and take effect on 15 August.