Ms Ada Chung Took Office as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong
Ms Ada Chung Lai-ling took office on 4 September 2020 as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong, for a term of five years.
Ms Chung said, “I am very honored, and privileged, to be appointed as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data. Together with my team, I would spare no effort in furthering our mission of protecting privacy in relation to personal data.”
“I believe that with the continuous support of the community, I would be able to further elevate our work on the protection of personal data privacy.”
“In order to enhance the protection of personal data, I trust that my office should be an enforcer, educator and facilitator of the protection of personal data privacy. I hope that by strengthening the protection of personal data, we can enhance the use of data while at the same time protect personal privacy, hence contributing to the prosperous development of the community as a whole,” Ms Chung continued.
Ms Chung was qualified as a barrister-at-law and a Certified Public Accountant. She has solid legal expertise and abundant administrative experience. Before assuming office as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Ms Chung was the Registrar of Companies and had held various posts in the Department of Justice, including Principal Government Counsel and Deputy Law Officer (Civil Law). In her tenure as the Registrar of Companies, she contributed significantly to the rewrite of the Companies Ordinance and she spearheaded the implementation of the new Companies Ordinance in Hong Kong.
Ms Chung has succeeded Mr Stephen Kai-yi Wong who completed his five-year term on 3 August 2020.
Ms Ada Chung Lai-ling, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong