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IT Services News No. 154 Nov - Dec 2011

Information Security Activities to Promote Personal Data Privacy Protection

    1. Personal Data Protection Exhibition by PCPD
    2. Information Security Awareness Creativity Contest 2012

1. Personal Data Protection Exhibition by PCPD

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) is organizing a large-scale first-of-its-kind educational programme on personal data privacy protection for university students and staff. On 12 and 13 March 2012, the PCPD will come to HKU to promote the importance of personal data privacy protection among university students and staff and remind them of the tips and measures to ensure personal data privacy protection.

The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Mr. Allan Chiang said, “One of the main functions of the PCPD is to raise the public’s awareness and understanding of personal data privacy protection. As a university campus is just like a small community and university students are the pillars of our society in future, we attach great importance to promoting privacy and data protection to university students. Since early this year, the PCPD has organized free seminars to students of some direct-relevant disciplines (e.g. Business Administration as well as Hotel and Tourism Management). We are now taking a step forward by conducting face-to-face and interactive promotional activities in the university campuses. I am pleased that the campaign has received strong support from various universities.”

During the campaign period, the PCPD will hold a University Education Day in the university. The activities  including seminars, panels displaying personal data privacy protection information, and Q&A quizzes. PCPD staff will answer questions at the spot about privacy protection. Participating students and university staff should benefit a lot through a better understanding of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“the Ordinance”), ways to comply with the Ordinance and tips on privacy protection (e.g. how to avoid providing excessive personal data during job application and engaging in online activities).

2. Information Security Awareness Creativity Contest 2012

In conjunction with the activities organized by PCPD, ITS will also organize an Information Security Awareness Creativity Contest on 13 March 2012. The contest is open to all HKU students and staff and its theme is on "Personal Data Protection".  Contestants can show their talents on stage through drama, singing, cheer, etc. to demonstrate the importance of personal data protection.  Some of the contest details are highlighted below:

Enrollment period: 16 Jan - 29 Feb 2012

Date: 13 March 2012

Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Place

Main Theme: Personal Date Protection

Performance type: Drama/ Singing/ Talk show/ Rap/ Cheer

Performance length: 30 seconds - 10 minutes

Fabulous prizes will be given out to the winners of the contest.  Please stay tuned with us on the enrollment details of the above two events.


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