Prof. Normann WITZLEB at CUHK LAW and Prof. Kai von LEWINSKI at the University of Passau (Germany) have been awarded funding under the Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme for 2021/22. The funded project has the title “Strengthening Data Accountability in the Platform Economy – towards Greater International Convergence of Privacy Protections for Children?”.
The award will support Prof. Witzleb and Prof. von Lewinski, as well as two early career researchers, to investigate how data protection laws and regulation in Germany, Hong Kong and mainland China balance the accountability obligations of data processors and digital platforms with the privacy rights of children and explore whether law reforms towards greater convergence are desirable.
The Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme is a joint initiative of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to promote research collaboration between Hong Kong and Germany. More information on the scheme, and the funded 2021/22 projects, is available here.