By clicking on each of the jurisdictional links below, you can access information for each of our jurisdictions in relation to:
- Can searches be conducted?
- Certificates of good standing – if and how these are being conducted
- Other searches – how are these being conducted?
- Court position
- Travel restrictions
- Other Temporary Regulatory Measures
- The implications for economic substance compliance and residency
One unanticipated consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the huge increase in the collection of personal data.
With much of the world’s population working remotely for extended periods, people have had to quickly sign up to digital tools and communications platforms, often without fully understanding how those tools may be collecting their personal data, or worse, knowing that the companies behind those platforms will harvest their data, but having no alternative other than to accept. At the same time, their smart home devices are capable of recording confidential conversations and their phones are able to track their movements with increasing precision. Should these workers venture outside their temporary home offices, new surveillance and tracking measures monitor adherence to “lockdowns” and public health authorities are increasingly sharing medical data, all in an attempt to keep the virus under control.
We trust this information is useful in supporting your business in continuing to operate during these unprecedented circumstances.
The intention is to publish updates to this report as and when required. Further articles will also follow in relation to matters pertinent to the current situation in our different jurisdictions.
* Appleby is registered as a Foreign Law Firm in Hong Kong and does not practice Hong Kong Law.