CCTL Transnational Economic Law and Dispute Settlement Group seminar – ‘DataFlow 2 Go’ (Online)

CCTL Transnational Economic Law and Dispute Settlement Group seminar – ‘DataFlow 2 Go’ (Online)

Data and the cross-border flow of data is so pervasive, so integral to everything we do from our finances to business to the AI systems powering the apps we use and even things we 3D print – that we have reached an unprecedented state of convergence.

A misstep in one area may have unintended, even serious repercussions elsewhere. Hong Kong’s laissez-faire approach to data flows has not yet hampered development, but can this situation continue given the potential risks and without greater cross-pollination between disciplines?

DataFlow 2 Go will bring together a convergence of stakeholders including to provide a vital, much needed discussion forum on cross-boundary, cross-platform issues that Hong Kong so urgently needs in order to mitigate the problem of unintended consequences and discuss whether Hong Kong needs a coordinated policy on cross-border data flows.

About the Speakers:

Bryan Mercurio, Simon F.S. Li Professor of Law, CUHK LAW

Douglas Arner, Director, Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong

Charles Ng, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK)

Stephen Kai-Yi Wong, Barrister, Gilt Chambers

Simon Lacey, Senior Lecturer of Law, University of Adelaide

Urszula McCormack, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Chester Soong, Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter

Andrew Mitchell, Professor of Law, Monash University

We gratefully acknowledge the funding by the Hong Kong Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office’s Public Policy Research Funding Scheme for a project entitled Regulating Cross-Border Data: A Public Policy Framework for Hong Kong (Project No. 2019.A4.064.19D)


20 May 2021


5:15 pm - 6:45 pm