Update: New privacy commissioner takes office in Hong Kong

Aug 4, 2015

by Doreen Weisenhaus with contributions by Rick Glofcheski and Yan Mei Ning (Expanded Second Edition, Hong Kong University Press 2014)

Aug. 4, 2015 (Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data) – Mr Stephen Kai-yi WONG takes office as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, for a term of five years. Prior to joining the PCPD, Mr Wong was a practising barrister in private practice and the Secretary to the independent advisory body, the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (LRC). Before serving at the LRC, Mr Wong had been a legal counsel in the Department of Justice from 1986 to 2007 (the then Attorney General’s Chambers before 1997), assuming various posts including Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and Deputy Solicitor General. An expert in human rights law, he was involved in the legislative process of the 1991 Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance, and was subsequently on loan to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva for one year until 1992.

Mr Wong has succeeded Mr Allan Yam-wang CHIANG who completed his five-year term on 3 August 2015.

For more on the appointment: https://www.pcpd.org.hk/english/news_events/media_statements/press_20150804.html