The Hong Kong Academy of Law

The Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 31 courses in June with a total of 1,680 participants.

One of the 31 courses was “Seminar on the Internet of Things and Privacy” held on 5 June. The seminar discussed the privacy risks associated with the smart city initiatives and internet of things (“IoT”), the importance of customers’ trust in smart city initiatives and IoT, and the ethical obligations 
and accountability of data collectors and controllers. Mr. Stephen Kai-Yi Wong, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) was the speaker and Mr. Amirali B. Nasir, Vice-President of the Law Society was the moderator. The course attracted 137 participants.

Another seminar was “Data Privacy, Cybersecurity, the Lawyer” held on 25 June. The seminar provided a brief overview of the current cybersecurity landscape, symptoms and causes of the problem. It also discussed the concept of ethical computing and the ethical-based remedy to protect data privacy and mitigate the risks of data breaches and computer hacking. Professor Wanbil Lee, President of the Computer Ethics Society was the speaker of the course. The course attracted 76 participants.

Mr. Stephen Kai-Yi Wong, PCPD (right) and Mr. Amirali B. Nasir, Vice-President of the Law Society (left).

Professor Wanbil Lee, President of the Computer Ethics Society.

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