Privacy Commissioner Looks Back on Five-Year Term
PRIVACY—HONG KONGMarch 18, 2010
As Privacy Commissioner Roderick Woo prepares for the end of his term, he is looking back on the accomplishments of the past five years and offering advice for the next commissioner. In a personal statement published on the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Web site, Woo writes that he hopes the government will appoint a successor "who cares passionately about the protection of personal data privacy" and knows "how to balance privacy right with other competing rights and the public interest." Looking to the future, Woo said he hopes the new commissioner will continue to build a "new culture within the community where people's privacy is given due respect" while "maintaining Hong Kong's reputation as Asia's only independent privacy authority..."