Henry Chang

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Law, HKU


Dr. Henry Chang was the head of policy and research at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) in Hong Kong from January to October 2016. Prior to that he was the Information Technology Advisor at the PCPD from 2010 to 2015.

Henry provided policy support and research for the Privacy Commissioner and his office in comparative studies on privacy laws including impacts of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and other regional developments. He also monitored ICT trends and applications related to personal data protection. When necessary, he took part and advised on the investigation of complex cases that involved information systems.

Henry was the founding Chair of the Technology Working Group of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities and a Committee member of Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities and the Global Privacy Enforcement Network.

Henry’s past experience includes being the head of spam regulation in Hong Kong’s telecommunications authority helping the drafting of the anti-spam law, the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Ordinance, and the establishment of the Do Not Call registers.

Henry is a fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer. He holds industry certifications on privacy and IT security. He was a Hong Kong appointed technical expert to the Identity management and privacy technologies working group (SC27 WG5) in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) from October 2014 to June 2017. He is an editorial advisory board member of the “Law and the Cloud” column in the IEEE Cloud Magazine, an advisory board member of the European Center for E-commerce and Internet Law, Vienna, Austria, a member of the Asia Privacy Scholar Network and a committee member of the Hong Kong-Guangdong Expert Committee in Cloud Computing Services and Standards.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Law, HKU