1st Hong Kong Internet Governance Forum (HKIGF) Roundtable in Jul 2018

How should Hong Kong’s privacy laws be reformed?

Hong Kong has seen more large-scale data breach in both public and private sectors affecting hundreds of thousands of citizens. The revelations from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica incident reflected the problems of collecting and using personally-identifiable data for targeted advertising and analysis. The proliferation of industry practices that track users across the web and through various devices, means the rules that govern it needs to adapt.

As the government pushes towards “Smart City”, how should Hong Kong’s privacy laws be updated to address issues coming with innovations such as AI, facial recognition, algorithm-driven decisions and cross-border data transfer, to strengthen privacy, security, transparency and accountability?

On 3 July, ISOC HK and Office of the Hon Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor (IT) will host an HKIGF Roundtable to discuss the intersection of evolving internet technology with privacy law, featuring a multi-stakeholder dialogue with civil society, academia, industry and technical community.

Participants can discuss:

  • Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance: what is lacking?
  • The global trend in privacy laws – GDPR and beyond
  • Innovation vs privacy law: risk of stifling internet innovation
  • How should the government approach overhauling of data protection regulation?
  • Date: 3rd Jul, 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Venue: Room 502, Legislative Council Complex, 1 Legislative Council Road Central, Hong Kong
  • Fee: Free


  • Hon Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor (Information Technology)
  • Dr. Tsui Lokman, Assistant Professor of School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Mr. Choy Ki, Progressive Lawyers Group
  • Dr. Leung Kai Chi, Board member of Culture and Media Education Fund
  • Mr. Chu Ka Cheong Edwin, CEO of Blocksquare Limited
  • Mr. Kam-Sze Yeung, Principal Network Architect of Akamai

A representative from Office of the Privacy Commisioner for Personal Data will sit in on the forum.

The registration period will be due on 30 June, 2018. For any questions, please contact us at [email protected]