Professor Anne Cheung

Professor; Co-Director, Law and Technology Centre

Professor Anne S.Y. Cheung received her legal education at The University of Hong Kong (LL.B), The University of Toronto (J.D.), University of London (LL.M) and Stanford University (JSD). She teaches Law and Society and Media Law. Her research interests are in freedom of expression, privacy, children’s rights (including cyberbullying and domestic violence), and law and society studies. In 2008, she received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award by the University of Hong Kong.

She is a committee member of the Hong Kong Press Council and she is one of the principal investigators of the CLIC Project (Community Legal Information Centre) project, Youth CLIC, Senior CLIC and Family CLIC.  She worked on the Open Net Initiative (Asia) Project to study online freedom of speech in the form of blogging in China. Currently, she is working with Privacy International (UK) to study privacy protection in Hong Kong and China, and working with Media Alternative (the Philippines) to study eGovernance in Hong Kong and Asia.

Subjects Taught
Law & Society
Media Law
Legal Theory

Research Interests
Freedom of Speech: online Censorship; self-censorship
Internet Privacy: online shaming; personal data protection
Children’s Rights: cyberbullying; right to play; corporal punishment
Language Rights
Socio-legal studies