The Future of Privacy
- Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) of the University of Zurich
- Law and Technology Centre, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
Date: October 26, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, the University of Hong Kong
Rapid advances in information and communication technology have made information more accessible, bringing tremendous changes in people’s daily life. Nowadays, individual users can access easily information content, shop, book holidays, find directions, or track one’s fitness simply by typing words or voicing questions. However, at the same time, how each person searches for and later uses the information can be tracked, collected and stored by third parties. Our digital footprints have raised important privacy concerns which are made even more critical in light of the seemingly ubiquitous internet, the increasing connection between things and people, and the ease with which personal data can be transferred across jurisdictions.
This public symposium is jointly organised by the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) of the University of Zurich and the Law and Technology Centre of the University of Hong Kong. The symposium features presentations on privacy by four leading scholars/practitioners working on the topical issue of privacy and data protection in Switzerland and Hong Kong. This symposium aims to address different dimensions of privacy challenges in today’s environment and will conclude with a lively panel discussion on the future of privacy.
Professor Zhao Yun, Head of the Department of Law, the University of Hong Kong
– Commissioner Stephen Kai-yi Wong, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong
– Professor Anne S.Y. Cheung, Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong
– Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber, Professor Emeritus of Private, Business and European Law and Co-Chair of ITSL, Faculty of Law, University of Zurich
– Prof. Dr. Florent Thouvenin, Chair for Information and Communications Law and Co-Chair of ITSL, Faculty of Law, University of Zurich
This event is presented by the University of Zurich in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong. Partner event of Zürich meets Hong Kong – A festival of Two Cities: www.zurichmeetshongkong.org.