Speakers and Bio

Dr. Ian Brown

Dr. Ian Brown is a senior research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and associate director of the University’s Cyber Security Centre. His research is focused on public policy issues around information and the internet, particularly security, privacy and copyright, on which he has recently advised the UN, OECD and European Commission. His most recent books are Regulating Code (MIT Press) and Research Handbook on Governance of the Internet (Elgar).

Dr. Henry Chang

Dr. Chang is the information technology advisor at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in Hong Kong. Henry advises on privacy policies related to information and communications technologies to the Privacy Commissioner and his office, and monitors related ICT trends. He advises on the investigation of complex cases that involve information systems. Henry’s past experience includes being the head of spam regulation in Hong Kong’s telecommunications authority and a regional information risk manager for a major investment bank.
Henry is a fellow of the British Computer Society. He holds a BSc in Engineering Science from Exeter University, an MSc in Informatics from City University of London, an MBA from Sheffield Hallam University, and a DBA from Southern Cross University. Henry is currently reading an LLM in Internet Law and Policy at Strathclyde University. He also holds certifications in IT security, ethical hacking and computer forensic investigation.

Mr. Alan Chiu

Mr. Alan Chiu has been qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong since 2004 and is a partner in Mayer Brown JSM’s IP/IT Practice Group. He advises on a diversified range of contentious and commercial IP and IT matters in both HK and China, covering copyright, trademark, design, patent, trade secrets, privacy and personal data, IP related antitrust issues, manufacturing and sourcing agreements, music and entertainment contracts as well as software agreements.
Alan has substantive experience in IP litigation and has assisted a number of Fortune 500 companies, international MNCs and local blue-chip companies to resolve their regional and cross-border IP and technology disputes. He also has a computer forensic background and advises on legal issues concerning computer security, IT compliance and Internet regulatory aspects.
He is an accredited mediator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the Law Society of Hong Kong and an affiliate member of the Information Security and Forensics Society.

Prof. Anne S.Y. Cheung

Professor Anne S.Y. Cheung received her legal education at The University of Hong Kong, The University of Toronto, University of London and Stanford University. Her research interests are freedom of expression, privacy, children’s rights (including cyberbullying).
She is the co-Director of the Law and Technology Centre of HKU and a committee member of the Hong Kong Press Council. She is one of the principal investigators of the CLIC Project (Community Legal Information Centre, www.hkclic.org). She is a member of the Institute for Internet & Society, Berlin, Germany. She worked on the Open Net Initiative (Asia) Project to study online freedom of speech in the form of blogging in China. Currently, she is working with Privacy International (UK) to study privacy protection in Hong Kong and China.
Her works have been published in the Harvard Journal of International Law (Online)(selected as Feature Article); International Data Privacy Law, and Journal of Media Law. More information can be viewed at

Dr. K.P. Chow

Dr. K.P. Chow ( UC Santa Barbara) is the Associate Professor of Department of Computer Science and the Associate Director of the Center for Information Security and Cryptography (CISC) at The University of Hong Kong.  Dr. Chow’s areas of research interest are computer forensics, cryptography, computer security, Internet surveillance and privacy.  In the past few years, Dr. Chow has been invited to be a computer forensic expert to assist the Court in Hong Kong.

Mr. John Galligan

John Galligan is the Regional Director for Government Relations for Microsoft in Asia Pacific. His role is to support markets across the region to promote Microsoft’s public policy agenda including; cloud computing, privacy, security, search and fostering a vibrant online ecosystem.

John works with governments across Asia Pacific to promote the role for technology in advancing national competitiveness for economies across the region. Prior to this role, John was Director for Corporate Affairs & Citizenship for Microsoft Australia where he had responsibility for government and industry engagement, community affairs and the Company’s corporate citizenship strategy.

Prof. Graham Greenleaf

Graham Greenleaf is Professor of Law & Information Systems at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia where he has researched and taught since 1983 – except for 18 months at HKU Faculty of Law as decade ago as a Distinguished Visiting Professor. His current areas of research focus are Asian data  privacy laws (on which he is completing a book), public rights in copyright, and the globalisation of free Internet access to legal information.
He is a Co-Director of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII), and was the Founding Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at UNSW. He is the Asia-Pacific Editor for Privacy Laws & Business International Report, and occasionally does privacy ‘adequacy’ assessments for the European Commission.  In 2010 he was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his contributions to advancing free access to legal information, and to the protection of privacy. More details are on his web pages at httP://www2.austlii.edu.au/~graham/

Prof.  Terry Sheung-Hung Kaan

Terry Sheung-Hung Kaan is Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, where he teaches Torts, and Biomedical Law & Ethics.  He was Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong in 2008.

Mr.  Geofrey Master

Geofrey Master is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Business & Technology Sourcing (BTS) practice.  He has broad experience in the full range of technology service transactions, including IT outsourcing and cloud computing.  He also regularly works with data privacy and data security issues.  Geof has represented clients in a wide range of industries, from start-up enterprises to national and global firms and including governmental entities. He has worked with clients in all geographies.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2001, Geof worked for over 10 years for Electronic Data Systems Corporation in various senior legal capacities, including five years as international general counsel with responsibility for all legal support requirements of EDS’ non-US business.    He was also previously an adjunct professor in business planning at The University of Texas School of Law.  He is admitted to practice law in Hong Kong, the District of Columbia, New York and Texas.

The Honorable Charles Mok

Mr. Charles Mok is Legislative Councillor representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency of Hong Kong SAR.
Charles is one of the ICT industry pioneers in Hong Kong, as Honorary President of Hong Kong Information Technology Federation, former Chairman of Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association, and Co-founder of Internet Society Hong Kong. Internationally, Charles served as Chairman of Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers during 2011 and 2012.
Charles is active in public services with a view to uphold the core values of Hong Kong of which include democracy, liberty, human rights, rule of law and integrity. He serves as a member of the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee, and Consultation Panel of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.
Charles was graduated from Purdue University in the United States with his Bachelors and Masters degrees of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering.

Prof. Chris Reed

Chris Reed is a member of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). He joined the Centre in 1987 and is responsible for the University of London LLM courses in Information Technology Law, Internet Law, Electronic Banking Law and Telecommunications Law. Chris has published widely on many aspects of computer law and research in which he was involved led to the EU directives on electronic signatures and on electronic commerce. From 1997-2000, Chris was Joint Chairman of the Society for Computers and Law, and in 1997-8 he acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. Chris participated as an Expert at the European Commission/Danish Government Copenhagen Hearing on Digital Signatures, represented the UK Government at the Hague Conference on Private International Law and has been an invited speaker at OECD and G8 international conferences. He is a former Director of CCLS, and from 2004 to 2009 was Academic Dean of the Faculty of Law & Social Sciences.

Dr. Marcelo Thompson

Marcelo Thompson is a Research Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the LLM in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong. He holds an LLM from the University of Ottawa and is a DPhil of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. His thesis at Oxford explores the idea of technological neutrality in law and politics. His areas of research interest include Privacy and Identity, Regulation and Governance of the Internet and, overall, the interplay between Law and Technological Change.

Dr. George Yijun Tian

Dr George Yijun Tian is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Technology Sydney. His research is focusing on IP, anti-trust law, international trade, and digital legislation. He is also a current Research Associate of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at the UNSW Law School, and a Research Fellow of the IP Studies Centre at the China University of Political Science and Law. He previously served as a Consultant of the International Labour Organization, a Project Coordinator of the Clayton Utz, and a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Law School and the Oxford Law School.

Prof. Rolf H. Weber

Dr. Rolf H. Weber is ordinary Professor for Civil, Commercial and European Law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong. His main fields of research are Internet and Information Technology Law, International Business Law, Media Law, Competition Law and International Financial Law.
Rolf H. Weber is director of the European Law Institute and the Center for Information and Communication Law at the University of Zurich. Since 2008 Rolf H. Weber is member of the Steering Committee of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) and of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) and since 2009 he is member of the High-level Panel of Advisers of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID). Besides, he is engaged as an attor-ney-at-law. His research focus lies on the mentioned regulatory topics; the publication list is available at

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Peter K. Yu (余家明) holds the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and is the founding director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he has served as Wenlan Scholar Chair Professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China and a visiting professor of law at the University of Haifa, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Strasbourg and Washington and Lee University. He is the author or editor of five books and more than 100 law review articles and book chapters.