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Welcome Message from the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data

Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data

Welcome to the website of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD).

The PCPD is an independent body set up to oversee the implementation of and compliance with the provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Chapter 486 of the Laws of Hong Kong) (PDPO). The PCPD strives to ensure the protection of the privacy of individuals in relation to personal data through monitoring and supervising compliance with the PDPO, enforcing its provisions and promoting the culture of protecting and respecting personal data.

Established in August 1996, the PCPD is headed by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data and comprises different functional units, including the Complaints Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Compliance & Enquiries Division, Legal Division, Global Affairs & Research Division, Corporate Communications Division and Corporate Support Division.

Being a one-stop online portal which contains information on our work and the latest updates on personal data privacy issues, this website serves as an effective communication channel between us and our stakeholders. Other than providing useful information on the PDPO and compliance, the website offers comprehensive updates on the latest developments on local and international privacy issues, events, education materials and case summaries. It also informs you of our work such as answering enquiries and the handling of complaints and data breach notifications, etc., which aims to facilitate compliance with the legal requirements and adherence to the practice of good data ethics when one handles personal data.

Besides this website, you may also visit our pages and channels on social media platforms, namely Facebook, Instagram, Linkedln, X, Weibo and YouTube for related information.

We hope you find this website informative and useful. If you have any comments or suggestions on our work, you may send your views to us at

Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling
Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data