Date: 4 May 2018
PCPD Awarded ERB “Manpower Developer”
Deputy Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data and
Assistant Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Appointed
(4 May 2018) The office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (PCPD) has been awarded “Manpower Developer” in the “Government Department, Public Body and NGO” category by the Employees Retraining Board (ERB) for PCPD’s outstanding achievements in manpower training and development.
The ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme aims to cultivate a common social value to attach great importance to manpower training and development. The Scheme acknowledges the effectiveness of the strategies and practices in manpower training and development, as well as efforts in fostering an organisational culture conducive to life-long learning, is acknowledged.
The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (Privacy Commissioner) Mr Stephen Kai-yi WONG is delighted to share the joy with his team: “Manpower and career development has always been on top of my priorities in managing this office. We see our work at PCPD as a career, not merely a job.”
“With a new mindset towards management culture, we have engineered various initiatives on training and exposure, and gradual yet instrumental changes and adjustments such as well-planned job rotations and new work mix. I believe colleagues at PCPD would see career prospects and find their sense of belonging boosted,” the Privacy Commissioner said.
“The honour goes to the entire PCPD team who has made tremendous effort in subscribing to the new PCPD culture on training and development. I am sure everyone will benefit enormously in their career.”
The Privacy Commissioner is pleased to take this opportunity to announce two senior appointments. Following an open recruitment exercise, Mr Tony LAM was appointed as the Deputy Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data and Ms Raina YEUNG as the Assistant Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Legal, Policy & Research). Mr Lam will take up the post on 16 May 2018, and Ms Yeung on 7 May.
The Privacy Commissioner said, “With the arrival of the two directorate officers, the senior management team of PCPD will be in full strength in facing the challenges brought about by the data-driven economy. The experiences and expertise to be brought by Mr Lam and Ms Yeung to the PCPD would certainly contribute to our commitment to fair enforcement, effective promotion, monitoring and supervision of compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.”
Deputy Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Designate)
Mr Tony LAM has a strong public sector background. He was an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government for almost two decades before serving the Hong Kong Productivity Council as a Director. Prior to joining PCPD, Mr Lam was a Senior Advisor to a private sector firm specialising in public policy consultancy.
Over the years, Mr Lam has been involved with public policy formulation and implementation in a very wide range of areas including trade, industry, innovation and technology development, driving government policies and fostering an environment for harnessing the potential of innovation and technology to transform Hong Kong industries into high value-adding ones. Mr Lam has also been a Hong Kong Government representative stationed in Washington, D.C. of the United States, and served two Chief Executives as their Clerk to the Executive Council. During his time as a Director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, Mr Lam has led various supporting functions such as human resources development, finance, procurement, management information services, corporate communications and the Council secretariat.
Mr Lam will assist the Privacy Commissioner in the discharge of his statutory duties and responsibilities, including the strategic planning and formulation of operational polices of the office.
Mr Lam graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) Degree, majoring in Economics.
The selection board conducting the recruitment exercise for the position of Deputy Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data comprised the Privacy Commissioner Mr Stephen Kai-yi WONG, Mr Stephen LOH Chan (Member of PCPD's Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee) and Professor YB YEUNG (Member of PCPD's Standing Committee on Technological Development).
Assistant Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Legal, Policy & Research) (Designate)
Ms Raina YEUNG has over 20 years of legal and management experience in the private sector in Hong Kong and in Shanghai. Ms Yeung joined Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) in 2007. As Director – Head of Legal, she was responsible for the overall management of the legal team and providing strategic legal advice to the management team. She then joined Shanghai Disney Resort in April 2011 as Deputy Chief Counsel – Head of Legal. In that role, she was responsible for the setup and overall management of the legal function and the development and implementation of legal policies and practices to support the overall operations of Shanghai Disney Resort. Ms Yeung rejoined HKDL in February 2013. Before joining HKDL, Ms Yeung has worked for various leading law firms in Hong Kong including Deacons and Johnson Stokes & Master.
Ms Yeung will oversee the Legal Section as well as the Policy and Research Section of PCPD.
Ms Yeung holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of Melbourne. She was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1998.
The recruitment exercise for the position of Assistant Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Legal, Policy & Research) was conducted by a selection board comprising the Privacy Commissioner Mr Stephen Kai-yi WONG, Ms Cordelia CHUNG (Member of PCPD's Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee) and Mr Mark PARSONS (Member of PCPD's Standing Committee on Technological Development).
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Photo 1: Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong Mr Stephen Kai-yi WONG receives the “Manpower Developer” award from Dr the Honourable LAM Ching-choi, Non-Official Member of Executive Council on 4 May 2018.
Photo 2: Deputy Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Designate) Mr Tony Lam
Photo 3: Assistant Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Legal, Policy & Research) (Designate)
Ms Raina Yeung