Stephen Kai-yi Wong

Barrister, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong

Cookies are almost inevitable when you go online. While cookies have been around for many years, should we step up our regulation in Hong Kong? Are cookies personal data? A cookie is a small...
11 November 2019
5G, which promises connection anytime and everywhere, is set to roll out soon. When we enjoy the network speed that will ramp up IoT connectivity, how will 5G impact our personal data privacy...
14 October 2019
The emergence of profiling or behavioural tracking, filter bubbles and big nudging in the Internet age not only infringes people’s privacy, but also prejudices their free participation in a civil...
3 September 2019
Recent high-profile data security incidents in Hong Kong and overseas have put personal data protection in the spotlight and heightened concerns in the community. Whilst cyberattacks, which could...
13 August 2019
Blockchain is a technology platform that seeks to facilitate trusted transactions securely. Blockchain is rapidly gaining momentum in its development and acceptance. This article approaches the...
11 July 2019
More affordable and efficient fingerprinting hardware and applications are conducive to the wide adoption of fingerprint scanners for attendance record management and access control. Recent...
11 June 2019
The Court of Appeal’s decision in Eastweek Publisher Ltd & Anor v Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data [2000] 1 HKC 692 is always known to be one of the landmark decisions on the interpretation...
21 May 2019
We are living in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is characterised by breakthroughs and innovation in information and communications technology, including robotics, artificial...
3 April 2019
Without a doubt, Internet of Things (“IoT”) offers us convenience and effectiveness that we have not envisaged before. We are so accustomed to IoT devices that they become an indispensable part of...
12 March 2019
Technological advancement and use of data In recent years, we have witnessed parts of metamorphosis of the digital revolution and the evolution of data ecosystems, whereby data is captured and...
19 February 2019
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), adopted in 2016, came into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR involves new provisions and enhanced rights. In the wake of technological developments and...
11 June 2018
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