With the advances in technology, bullying occurs not only in the real world but also in the digital world. Cyberbullying refers to situations in which a person is harassed or bullied by others through the use of electronic technology. This social problem has been found to be prevalent among the youth worldwide. Pertinent to Hong Kong is the problem of doxing, that is ‘uncovering’ through exposing others’ personal data by unknown netizens to embarrass or harass the victims.

This Symposium presents findings of the attitudes of more than 2,000 high school students on personal data exposure. It brings together local and international scholars, Privacy Commissioner, social workers and the youth to engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue. The presenters exchange and share their knowledge and experience on various aspects of cyberbullying. The Symposium will provide a platform to discuss cyberbullying in Hong Kong and how Hong Kong should address the problem through different measures, including legal and regulatory reforms.

We look forward to welcoming you at HKU.

Professor Anne S.Y. Cheung
Law and Technology Centre
Faculty of Law
The University of Hong Kong