The internet and, in particular social media platforms are enjoying an increasing level of influence. However, technology brings both convenience and risks: our personal information is vulnerable online, and people may be held liable for what they say there.

The Facebook data leak scandal this year has forced a rethink of striking a balance between convenience and data security. In Hong Kong, what can average people do under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance? And what measures should be taken by the authorities? Meanwhile, free speech online has been facing challenges: from general issues including national security, hate speech and copyright, to censorship by rising powers like China. Is Hong Kong now limiting speech rights in cyberspace?

The seminar brings together representatives from the legislature, industries, academia and regulator to discuss about key issues and the potential to better internet governance in Hong Kong.

Speakers:

  • Mr Tony Lam, Deputy Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data
  • Mr Chris Yeung, Chairperson of the Hong Kong Journalists Association
  • Mr Lento Yip, Chairman of the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association
  • Dr Fu King-wa, Associate Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of HKU
  • Mr Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor (Information Technology)

Event details:

Date: 4 September 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Venue: Social Science Chamber, 11/F The Jockey Club Tower, The University of Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese

Please click here to register.

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