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Date: 2 May 2011

Privacy Commissioner Launches Privacy Awareness Week 2011

1.    The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Mr. Allan Chiang launched the Privacy Awareness Week 2011 (“PAW 2011”) today (2 May).  PAW 2011, which comprises a variety of activities, is held from 1 to 7 May 2011.  The officiating guests of the inaugural ceremony were Mr. Stephen Lam, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs; and Mr. Bunny Chan, Chairman of the Commission on Youth.

2.    PAW is an annual event jointly organized by members of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (“APPA”).  Members of the APPA participating in the event this year include Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand and Korea.  To compare the differences in the behavior and habits of sharing personal data in social networking among people of different areas, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) and other members of the APPA have launched an online survey on “Social Media and Privacy”.  Moreover, members of the APPA have jointly produced an animation to remind people to be careful when uploading personal data to social networking websites.  The online survey and the animation are available via the PAW website (www.privacyawarenessweek.org).

3.    In its fifth year, PAW 2011 focuses on the youth.  In Hong Kong, the PCPD encourages young people to protect their personal data when engaging in online activities, especially while using social networking websites.  A pamphlet is also published to provide young people with tips on personal data protection.  The pamphlet is available at the PCPD at 12/F, 248 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, or the PCPD’s website (www.pcpd.org.hk).

4.    Mr. Chiang said, “Nowadays, engaging in online activities has become part of young people’s daily lives.  Social networking websites are an important communication tool to them.  The PCPD hopes that by organizing this event, the importance of protecting personal data when using social networking websites can be conveyed to the young people.”

5.    At the inaugural ceremony, over 200 secondary students took oath to become Student Ambassadors for “School Privacy Awareness Week” and promised to publicize the notion of protecting personal data privacy in their respective schools.  To this end, the Student Ambassadors will exercise their creativity and adopt various communication means such as short video, drama, broadcasting and poster.

6.    Mr. Chiang said in the inaugural ceremony, “Over 700 students from 31 secondary schools have participated in the ‘Privacy Protection Student Ambassador Programme’.  I am very pleased with the overwhelming support of the students to protect personal data privacy.”

7.    On 5 May, the PCPD will run a program with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group (“HKFYG”), “uChannel – A Dialogue between the Privacy Commissioner and the Young People”.  The Privacy Commissioner will share with the young people on his thoughts as regards how to protect personal data in daily life.  The program will be broadcast live at 6:30 pm on HKFYG’s website (www.u21.hk).

8.    On 7 May, the PCPD will organize two public seminars.  The first one, “How to Guide Students on the Proper Use of the Internet”, is designed for teachers to raise their students’ awareness of protecting personal data when carrying out online activities.  The second seminar, “How can Business Corporations Protect Personal Data”, is targeted at business executives.

9.    For more information on PAW 2011 events and promotional items, please visit the PCPD website at http://www.pcpd.org.hk, or the PAW 2011 website at http://www.privacyawarenessweek.org.


Click here to view 31 secondary schools which have participated in the ‘Privacy Protection Student Ambassador Programme

Officiating guests of PAW 2011: (from left) Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Allan Chiang; Chairman of the Commission on Youth, Bunny Chan, and Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Stephen Lam.
 
Officiating guests of PAW 2011: (second row, fourth from left), Acting Deputy Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Brenda Kwok; Chairman of the Commission on Youth, Bunny Chan; Member of Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee, Shirley Ha; Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Allan Chiang; Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Stephen Lam, and Member of Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee, Edwin Tam) took photos with "Privacy Protection Student Ambassadors" at the inaugural ceremony of PAW 2011.




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