Allan Chiang – Abstract

Mr. Allan Chiang, Barrister-at-Law & Former Privacy Commissioner of Hong Kong

Topic: Privacy and Media Intrusion: Latest Developments in Hong Kong


a. setting the scene with classic cases (Eastweek, PCPD’s investigation into unfair collection of artiste’s personal data by Sudden Weekly and FACE magazine) and

b. talking about more recent cases of HKSAR v Apple Daily (case of Joseph Lau Luen Hung) and David Webb v PCPD etc.

c. mentioning that the Government’s attempts in recent years to strengthen privacy protection failed principally because of media objection (e.g. non-disclosure of company directors’ identity card particulars and residential address in the public register, legislate against “stalking”)