Brenda Kwok

Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data

Brenda is Chief Legal Counsel at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”), which she joined in 1997. She is responsible for providing legal support to the PCPD in overseeing and enforcing compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. She advises on privacy issues and gives comments on new initiatives that may cause privacy concerns. In 2006, she started working on the holistic review of the Ordinance which ultimately led to the passing of the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance in 2012. On the international front, she has been participating actively in the work of the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup as a delegate of Hong Kong since 2003, and has contributed to the development of the APEC Privacy Framework. Recently, she has worked closely with other APEC delegates regarding the implementation of the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules System. Brenda received her LLB from the University of London and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong. She was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1995.