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Privacy Awareness Week

Privacy Awareness Week 2021

The PCPD is organising the Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2021 from 21 to 27 June 2021. The theme of the PAW this year is “Protecting Privacy in the Internet Era”.

The followings are the highlights of PAW 2021:

1. Webinar on “Social Media and You” (22 June 2021)

The Privacy Commissioner, Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, hosted the webinar on “Social Media and You”, with Professor Wong Kam Fai, the Associate Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Engineering, as the guest speaker. Professor Wong is also the Professor of the Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management and Director of Centre of Innovation and Technology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The webinar sought to provide practical guidance to users of social media and instant messaging apps on how to protect personal data privacy. It also explained the latest development of social media and its impact on society.

Privacy Commissioner’s Presentation entitled "Social Media and You" (Chinese only)

Professor Wong Kam Fai's Presentation entitled "Where to Find Him in Social Media" (Chinese only)

2. Webinar on “Data Protection in the Age of Big Data” (25 June 2021)

The PCPD will hold a webinar on “Data Protection in the Age of Big Data”, to be hosted by Ms Christine CHAN, Senior Personal Data Officer (Acting) of the PCPD, and featuring Dr KH SHUM, Director of Applied Cryptosystems, Technology Division of Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technology, the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, as the guest speaker. The webinar will elaborate on the relevant requirements under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance with regard to the use of big data or artificial intelligence by organisations, and discuss issues relating to enhancing cybersecurity, etc.

3. Other promotional activities

During the PAW 2021, the PCPD also promotes the messages of “Protecting Children Privacy” and “Say ‘No’ to Doxxing” on the bodies of a number of double-decker buses. Besides, the PCPD has produced an e-poster on the smart use of social media for members of the public to download.

PAW 2021
Poster designed by the PCPD for the PAW 2021.