Sep 2017 29 – 30

Privacy, Personality and Flows of Information (PPFI): Asian Perspectives for Privacy as a Global Human Right

Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

This workshop conference is setup under the auspices of the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Privacy (SRP), Prof. Joe Cannataci, and is organised in cooperation with the Security, Technology & e-Privacy Research Group (STeP) at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, the Department of Information Policy and Governance of the University of Malta and the MAPPING Project (Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property and Internet Governance). Local partners and hosts are the Digital Asia Hub and the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Anja Kovacs will be joining the event as a speaker.

The aim of the event is to contribute to creating a better understanding of privacy as an international human right. It seeks answers to the questions: whose privacy?’, why privacy?’ and privacy where?’. The meeting will have a particular focus on developments and trends in Asia which will be studied and discussed from an interdisciplinary perspective. Some of the topics covered will include (1) Asian traditions of privacy, (2) women and privacy in Asia, (3) privacy and its relationship to other human rights in Asia, (4) surveillance and privacy in Asia, (5) a comparative study of legislative developments in Asia and (6) privacy by design and default from the point of view of developers and manufacturers in Asia.

Dr. Anja Kovacs will be introducing the conference’s session on gender and privacy in Asia.