On May 8, 2017, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) launched a two-month consultation on proposals to reduce and mitigate hacking risks associated with internet trading. The SFC aims to conclude the consultation and finalize the revised Code of Conduct1 and the new Guidelines2 by September or October 2017. Internet brokers (licensed or registered brokers engaged in internet trading) will then be afforded six months to implement the new requirements.
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