- Professor Ray Wacks, University of Hong Kong
- Mr Stephen Lau, Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner
- Mr Daniel J Weitzner, W3C, Boston
- Mr Rigo Wenning, W3C, France
- Dr John Bacon-Shone, University of Hong Kong
One of the key social issues affecting use of the web is privacy.
Different countries have taken different approaches. Some have
characterised the two extremes as a European approach based on legal
enforcement of principles across all sectors, both private and public
versus a US approach being sector specific and largely relying on
self-regulation rather than the law. Clearly, this is an
Arguably, Hong Kong has a European style data protection law, but
implemented in a business friendly way.
What can we learn from the similarities and dissimilarities in
approaches across the world to identify the way forward?