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Date: 28 October 2022

Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs and Privacy Commissioner Attend Meeting of the Legislative Council Panel on Constitutional Affairs

The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs (SCMA), Mr Erick TSANG Kwok-wai, GBS, IDSM, JP, attended the Policy Briefing meeting of the Legislative Council (LegCo) Panel on Constitutional Affairs on 28 October 2022 to brief Panel members on the Chief Executive’s 2022 Policy Address. The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Privacy Commissioner), Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling, also attended the meeting to answer questions raised by members on privacy issues and the work of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD).
 
In response to members’ question on amending the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO) to cope with the development of digital economy and e-Government, Mr Tsang said that the Government has a comprehensive vision to meet the challenges arising from technological development. The Government will review relevant developments and update the PDPO to align it with global privacy protection trends. The Government will also strike a balance between privacy protection and economic development and consult the Legislative Council on the matter in due course. The Privacy Commissioner said that the PCPD supports the development of digital economy. The PCPD will fully underpin the Government in its review of the PDPO and provide professional views in a timely manner.
 
Please click here for the paper provided by the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau to the LegCo Panel on Constitutional Affairs.
 
Please click here for the opening remarks of the SCMA at the Policy Briefing meeting of the LegCo Panel on Constitutional Affairs (Chinese only).
 

The SCMA, Mr Erick TSANG Kwok-wai, GBS, IDSM, JP, attended meeting of the LegCo Panel on Constitutional Affairs. 

The Privacy Commissioner Ms Ada CHUNG Lai-ling attended meeting of the LegCo Panel on Constitutional Affairs.