The Law & Technology Centre is a joint Centre of the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Law at The University of Hong Kong. The Centre’s mission is to provide public service in the interdisciplinary area of information technology and law, and to advance research in the relationships between information technology and law.
Law & Technology Centre’s work encompasses all aspects of information technology and law, including computerisation of legal information on the Internet, intellectual property and computer forensics. It is in close collaboration with the Centre for Information Security and Cryptography of the Department of Computer Science, which specialises in developing technologies relating to digital signature, data security and digital evidence.
The UNSW Law Faculty Cyberspace Law and Policy Community’s ‘Asia-Pacific Privacy Charter‘ and ‘Interpreting Privacy Principles’ projects helped to build links over many years with a network of scholars in the Asia Pacific Region.
In early 2010 these collaborative links helped create the Asian Privacy Scholars Network.
The Asian Privacy Scholars Network aims to further the study of personal data protection, privacy, and surveillance in countries of the Asia-Pacific region, through conferences, publications and networking. It is predominantly comprised of academic scholars, but also includes some scholars from government, NGOs and business.
The common element between its members is that they publish work on data protection, privacy, and surveillance that is respected by their peers.