Hong Kong and Shenzhen Launch Pilot Cross-Boundary Data Validation Platform

Hong Kong and Shenzhen Launch Pilot Cross-Boundary Data Validation Platform

by May 7, 2024

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Shenzhen authorities have initiated the pilot launch of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong cross-boundary data validation platform. 

This platform employs blockchain technology and data coding, such as hash values, to verify documents without the need for transferring or storing original documents across borders.

The project aligns with ongoing collaborative efforts between the HKMA and Mainland authorities to promote fintech innovation and secure data exchange between Guangdong and Hong Kong, while adhering to existing regulatory frameworks.

The platform’s development involved contributions from various stakeholders, including the Shenzhen Municipal Cyberspace Administration, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, and the Shenzhen Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau.

Initially, the platform is being tested in the financial sector, with pilot trials focusing on validating credit referencing reports and account opening documents for corporate customers.

Moving forward, the HKMA plans to broaden the scope of the pilot by encouraging more banks to participate and utilising its Fintech Supervisory Sandbox.

This expansion aims to explore further secure data validation technology applications and enhance operational efficiencies and risk management in the banking sector.

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