Ada Chung Lai-ling

Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data

Ada was appointed as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data of Hong Kong in September 2020.

Ada was qualified as a barrister-at-law and a Certified Public Accountant. She has solid legal expertise and abundant administrative experience. Before her appointment as the Privacy Commissioner, Ada was the Registrar of Companies and had held various posts in the Department of Justice, including the Deputy Law Officer (Civil Law). In her role as the Registrar of Companies, she contributed significantly to the rewrite of the Companies Ordinance in Hong Kong and she spearheaded the implementation of the new Companies Ordinance in Hong Kong.

The Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) of the Mainland, which became effective on 1 November 2021, is the first piece of legislation dedicated to the protection of personal information in the…
December 2021
The implementation of the Personal Data (Privacy)(Amendment) Ordinance 2021 (“the Amendment Ordinance”) heralds a new era in the regulatory regime for the protection of personal data in Hong Kong.…
November 2021
In the words of Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, “AI holds the potential to deliver enormous benefits to society, but only if it is used responsibly…
September 2021
COMPANIES REGISTER'S NEW INSPECTION REGIME The proposal of the Government to bring Companies Register’s new inspection regime into operation by phases from this year to 2023 has been broadly…
July 2021
The use of social media, including instant messaging apps, is very much part of everyday life for Hongkongers. However, such use also poses risks to the personal data privacy of the users. With…
April 2021
Work-from-home (WFH) arrangements have been implemented by organisations from time to time since early 2020 depending on the ferocity of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, office data and documents…
January 2021
Much as I would abhor doxxing, I regret that personal data has been used by some nowadays as a weapon in an attempt to hurt, intimidate or silence others with different political views.  What…
December 2020
While the emergence of artificial intelligence heralds a new era of technological development, it also brings with it inherent privacy risks in relation to personal data. An artificial intelligence…
November 2020
Since its outbreak in the end of 2019, COVID-19 has quickly escalated into a global health crisis. Characterised by the World Health Organisation as a pandemic in March 2020, COVID-19 has claimed…
October 2020