Macau | CTM back-up data centre in Hong Kong approved by Office of Personal Data Protection

Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L's plan to build a back-up data centre in Hong Kong has been approved by the Office of Personal Data Protection

Macau (MNA) – Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L (CTM) has had its application to establish a Hong Kong back-up data centre approved by the Office of Personal Data Protection (GPDP), according to a release on Wednesday.

According to the release, CTM is establishing a data centre in Hong Kong in order to establish a back-up centre in the event of floods, due to high population density, generally low altitude and lack of space in Macau.

However, there are some concerns regarding the cross-regulatory transfer of data across Macau and Hong Kong, due to recent concerns about data privacy.

As such, CTM has consulted GPDP in order to notify affected companies on their rights regarding cross-border data transfers across Macau and Hong Kong, which is available at the GPDP website.

During Typhoon Hato, CTM had to switch to back-up generators to re-power telecommunication lines, which were cut due to the supply of electricity in Guangdong being affected by the weather.

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