Professor Anne Cheung 張善喻

The Department of Law


Professor Anne S.Y. Cheung received her legal education at The University of Hong Kong (LL.B), The University of Toronto (J.D.), University of London (LL.M) and Stanford University (JSD). She teaches Law and Society and Media Law. Her research interests are in freedom of expression, privacy, children’s rights (including cyberbullying and domestic violence), and law and society studies. In 2008, she received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award by the University of Hong Kong.
She is a committee member of the Hong Kong Press Council and she is one of the principal investigators of the CLIC Project (Community Legal Information Centre, www.hkclic.org) and Youth Clic (youth.clic.org.hk). She and her team are currently building a website for seniors in Hong Kong. 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, and working with Media Alternative (the Philippines) to study eGovernance in Hong Kong and Asia.

Subjects Taught 
Law & Society
Media Law
Legal Theory

Resesearch Interests 
Freedom of Speech: online Censorship; self-censorship
Internet Privacy: online shaming; personal data protection
cyberbullying; right to play; corporal punishment
Language Rights
Socio-legal studies

Other than legal research, Professor Cheung’s interest is in Chinese literary writing. Her first book of prose 出走was published in 2012.

Research Areas

  • Media Law
  • Privacy Law
  • Law and Technology
  • Human Rights

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Research Profile

Selected Publications