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Privacy Commissioner Will Not Seek Another Term

PRIVACY—HONG KONG

March 3, 2010

In the wake of his announcement that he will not seek another term, the Hong Kong Government is offering praise for the work of Privacy Commissioner Roderick Woo, 7thSpace.com reports. "During his tenure, Mr. Woo has made a very important contribution to the protection of personal data privacy in Hong Kong," a government spokesman said. The government praised Woo's efforts to strengthen the Personal Data Privacy Ordinance (PDPO). "We respect the decision of Mr. Woo for not seeking re-appointment," the spokesman said. "As for matters relating to the appointment of the next privacy commissioner, we will announce the details shortly." Woo's term will come to an end on July 31.
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