Seminar: Behind Social Media – Privacy and Free Speech

Seminar: Behind Social Media – Privacy and Free Speech

The internet and, in particular social media platforms are enjoying an increasing level of influence. However, technology brings both convenience and risks: our personal information is vulnerable online, and people may be held liable for what they say there.

The Facebook data leak scandal this year has forced a rethink of striking a balance between convenience and data security. In Hong Kong, what average people can do under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance? And what measures should be taken by the authorities?
Meanwhile, free speech online has been facing challenges: from general issues including national security, hate speech and copyright, to censorship by rising powers like China. Is Hong Kong now limiting citizens’ speech rights in cyberspace?

The seminar brings together representatives from the legislature, industries, academia and regulator to discuss about key issues and potentials to better the internet governance in Hong Kong.

 

Speakers:

Mr Tony Lam, Deputy Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data

Mr Chris Yeung, Chairperson of the Hong Kong Journalists Association

Mr Lento Yip, Chairman of the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association

Dr Fu King-wa, Associate Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of HKU

Mr Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor (Information Technology)

×Seminar will be conducted in Cantonese

Date/Time: 19:00-21:00, 4 September 2018
Venue: Social Science Chamber, 11/F The Jockey Club Tower
Language: Cantonese

 

Please click on here to register.

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