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Date: 8 July 2018


Unleashing Potential in Innovation and Technology - Promoting Data Privacy Protection
Award Presentation Ceremony of Student Ambassador for Privacy Protection Programme - Partnering School Recognition Programme 2018 and “Privacy Defender” App Design Competition


A total of about 120 secondary school students were awarded prizes and certificates in recognition of their creativity and awareness of protecting personal data privacy in the “Privacy Defender” App Design Competition (Competition) organised by the office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD).

The Champion of the Competition went to Shung Tak Catholic English College with its mobile app game titled “Know about Data Privacy Protection”. The programming skill of this mobile app is outstanding and its design is creative. Gamers can learn about protection of personal data privacy through playing interesting adventure games, truly as “Personal Data Privacy Defenders". The First Runner-up went to Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School. Students of this team made use of different daily life scenarios as the design concept. Gamers can get the privacy protection tips by answering the quiz. The Second Runner-up went to Ying Wa Girls' School. The scene of this mobile app game is set in the universe. Gamers can solve the online privacy issues when using computers, smart phones, etc by changing the “gravitation”.

Chan Shu Kui Memorial School received the Grand Prize for Best Creativity. Maryknoll Fathers’ School was awarded the Grand Prize for Best Partnering School, in recognition of its number of participating students being highest among all schools in the Competition.

Themed on “Protect and Respect Personal Data”, the Competition aims to enhance students’ awareness of privacy protection and to unleash their creativity through designing mobile apps and using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) knowledge to the full. Winners were selected for their ability to get the message of privacy protection across to users, the design concept and creativity, the programming skills and the application of STEM knowledge.

The Competition is one of the “Special Missions” of the “Student Ambassador for Privacy Protection Programme - Partnering School Recognition Programme 2018” (the Programme) organised by the PCPD. The award presentation ceremony, officiated by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (Privacy Commissioner), Mr Stephen Kai-yi WONG, was held at Charles K. Kao Auditorium of Hong Kong Science Park today (8 July).

Addressing at the ceremony, the Privacy Commissioner, Mr Stephen Wong said, “Promoting the protection of personal data privacy to young people has always been one of the key tasks of the PCPD. Since 2010, through the flagship promotion activity, the “Student Ambassador for Privacy Protection Programme - Partnering School Recognition Programme”, the PCPD has continuously delivered the message of “protect and respect personal data privacy” to over 120,000 secondary school students. The PCPD will continue to inculcate the youth with the value of privacy protection, in the hope of engendering the belief in protecting and respecting personal data privacy among the new generation.”

A series of seminars and workshops were conducted as part of the Competition on the key issues of privacy protection in relation to personal data and the basic concept of mobile apps design.

Impressed by the outstanding efforts of the participants, the Privacy Commissioner, Mr Stephen Wong said, “The Competition not only encourages the students to demonstrate their imagination through apps designing, but also helps them better understand personal data protection. I sincerely hope that they will keep up the good work on innovation and technology.”

The Programme consisted of a Partnering Schools Recognition Scheme, the mobile app design competition and workshops. The Partnering Schools Recognition Scheme offers gold, silver and bronze awards to commend and publicly recognise the achievements of secondary schools that demonstrate good practice in promoting personal data privacy protection on campuses. This year, first of its kind, the Diamond Awards were presented to six schools that won the Gold Award for the Partnering Schools Recognition Scheme for three consecutive years. The Diamond awardees are: Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Lo Kon Ting Memorial College, Buddhist Sum Heung Lam Memorial College, S.T.F.A. Cheng Yu Tung Secondary School, Po Leung Kuk Yao Ling Sun College, TWGHS Sun Hoi Directors' College and Lai King Catholic Secondary School.

To learn more about the Programme, please visit
https://www.pcpd.org.hk/childrenprivacy/en/student-ambassador-program-2018.html.

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Photo 1: Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong, Mr Stephen Wong, delivers the welcoming speech at the Award Presentation Ceremony of “Student Ambassador for Privacy Protection Programme - Partnering School Recognition Programme 2018” and “Privacy Defender” App Design Competition.





Photo 2 & 3: Privacy Special Ambassador Ms Candy Shuk-mui Chea shares tips with audience on privacy protection.



Photo 4: Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong, Mr Stephen Wong presents the trophy to students of Shung Tak Catholic English College, the Champion of “Privacy Defender” App Design.



Photo 5: Group photo of all taken at the Award Presentation Ceremony of “Student Ambassador for Privacy Protection Programme - Partnering School Recognition Programme 2018” and “Privacy Defender” App Design Competition.