Past Events

WYNG Hatton Lecture 2016 – “Data Protection in an Age of User-Generated Content”

Category:

Public Talks

Date:

9 Nov, 2016

Time:

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue:

CHANGED TO :
Large Moot Court, Faculty of Law
2/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower,
Centennial Campus,
The University of Hong Kong

Speaker(s):

Dr David Erdos, University Lecturer in Law, University of Cambridge

Repositioning Privacy and Transparency in Data-intensive Research and Data-driven Regulation

Category:

Public Talks

Date:

8 Nov, 2016

Time:

9:30am - 4:00pm

Venue:

Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong (VENUE CHANGED)

Speaker(s):

• Dr. Stephanie Dyke, Research Associate at McGill University Centre for Genomics and Policy
• Mr. Mark Phillips, Research Associate at McGill University Centre for Genomics and Policy
• Dr. David Erdos, Lecturer at Cambridge University Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences
• Dr. Clement Yongxi Chen, Postdoctoral Fellow at HKU Faculty of Law
• Dr. Chih-hsing Ho, Assistant Professor at Academia Sinica, Taiwan
• Dr. Edward Cheng, CIO of HKU and GMIT of the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital
• Prof. Agnes Tiwari, Head of HKU School of Nursing
• Ms. Jianyuan Yang, Counsel at Fangda Partners, China

Abstract:

Fast evolving data-intensive research and the booming data-driven economy have profoundly affected the traditional regimes of both privacy protection and government transparency. In particular, the sharing and secondary use of personal data are becoming prominent in biomedical research, health services, and public governance, along with debates over its desirability and compatibility with existing legal and ethical standards which are often in tension. This workshop will examine the seemingly conflicting needs of data protection and open data (or data sharing) in different contexts of research and regulation that form parts of the new data landscape. It will highlight the changes in the diverse and often competing interests that underlie privacy and transparency, including such as human health promotion, public safety, personal dignity, and democratic accountability. By bringing scholars of health law, genomic studies, medical ethics, privacy law, and government transparency, etc., the workshop seeks to provide critiques of the concepts, principles or institutions of data control, especially those in Canada, UK, EU (concerning the General Data Protection Regulation), Taiwan, and China. It will also explore alternative ways to ease the complicated tension between privacy concerns and transparency needs.

 

This workshop is a joint effort of researchers from HKU Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, the McGill University Centre for Genomics and Policy, and the Cambridge University Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences.

The Future of the Physician’s Duty / The Future of Bolam

Category:

Public Talks

Date:

7 Nov, 2016

Time:

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Venue:

Theatre 3, LG1/F, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building, Main Campus, HKU (venue changed due to overwhelming response)

Speaker(s):

James Badenoch, QC

The Art of Advocacy

Category:

Public Talks

Date:

1 Nov, 2016

Time:

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Venue:

Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Faculty of Law, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Speaker(s):

James Badenoch, QC

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