[gnso-dow123] Expert on personal data - Stephen Lau
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- Subject: [gnso-dow123] Expert on personal data - Stephen Lau
- From: "Bruce Tonkin" <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 16:16:01 +1000
At the ICANN meeting in Marrakech, Mr Stephen Lau, Chairman of EDS Hong
Kong and also a Director of Honk Kong Internet Registration Corporation
Limited (.hk), approached me and offered his services to assist the
WHOIS task force.
His details are below.
I understand that he would be available to act as a member of the task
force as an expert if the task force so desires.
Stephen K.M. Lau, Chairman of EDS Hong Kong, was the first Privacy
Commissioner for Personal Data for Hong Kong (1996-2001) with
responsibility to promote and enforce compliance with The Personal Data
(Privacy) Ordinance, which was enacted to provide adequate protection
for the use of an individual's personal data in both the public and
Prior to that from 1993 to 1996, Mr. Lau was the Managing Director for
EDS Hong Kong and Macau, and from 2001-2002 President, Greater China
Mr. Lau has 30+ years' experience in the information technology and
banking industries in both the government and private sectors. He has a
long and distinguished career, having held a variety of positions with
International Computer Limited, Citicorp and the Hong Kong Government
where he was
head of the Government Data Processing Agency.
In 1984, Mr. Lau was awarded the Member of the British Empire (MBE) for
his outstanding service to the Hong Kong Government and the community in
the area of information technology. In 1986, he was made a Fellow of
the Hong Kong Computer Society. In 1997, Mr. Lau was appointed to serve
as a board member of the Hospital Authority and in 1999 as the Chairman
of the Hospital Governing Committee of the North District Hospital. In
June 2001, he was made a Justice of the Peace.
Mr. Lau is active in community affairs. He holds chairmanships/
memberships of a number of advisory committees of the Government and
universities. He is also the Vice President (External Affairs) of the
Hong Kong Computer Society and a Founding Member of the Greater China
Project Management Advancement Committee (GPAC). In September 2004 Mr.
Lau was elected as a Director of the Hong Kong Internet Registration
Corporation ( HKIRC ), an organization set up by the Hong Kong
Government to provide market-oriented Internet domain name registration
Mr. Lau has a bachelor's degree from the University of Manchester , a
master's from London University, and has completed a senior executive
program at the Harvard Business School.
His email address is stephen.lau@xxxxxxx