26 February - 1 March 2018


Stephen Kai-yi Wong

Stephen Kai-yi Wong


Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data


Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Hong Kong, China


Professor Stephen Wong joined the Attorney General’s Chambers of the Hong Kong Government as a Crown Counsel in 1986. He was seconded to the UN Human Rights Committee based in Geneva and became the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions in 1992. Professor Wong later assumed the offices of Deputy Solicitor-General; Founding Director of Berlin Economic and Trade Office; and Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission, responsible for human rights (including reporting to UN human rights treaty monitoring bodies); cross-boundary legal affairs; Constitutional law and “Basic Law” issues; legal policies; economic and trade affairs (Central and Eastern Europe) and law reform. His fields of legal practice also include commercial law, arbitration law, intellectual property and criminal law.  Professor Wong went to HKU, LSE, Harvard and Wharton. He has been appointed as the Adjunct Professor of Law of the City University of Hong Kong for more than 10 years and was appointed as the Privacy Commissioner of Hong Kong in August 2015.


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