New Hong Kong Commissioner starts today

Stephen Kai-yi WONG has today started his five year term as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong. He states: “I will work with all the stakeholders to protect personal data privacy rights, with a view to ensuring proper protection of individuals' rights while at the same time facilitating the free flow of information in the best interests of the community as a whole…”

His experience includes working as: a barrister in private practice; the Secretary to the independent advisory body, the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong; a legal counsel in the Department of Justice from 1986 to 2007 with roles including Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and Deputy Solicitor General. In 1992, he worked at the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva for a year.