Privacy and you

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 20 June, 2007, 12:00am

The digital revolution, especially the internet, has a mostly positive effect on our lives. But there are also disadvantages.

For example, as it is easy to post information online, personal information can be made public without our knowledge.

To raise awareness of privacy issues among young people, the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities and the Office of the Hong Kong Privacy Commission for Personal Data have organised a writing competition.

Open to Hong Kong and Macau secondary students, the 'Privacy is Your Business' Writing Competition aims to help young people think about how privacy affects them.

Applicants can write about any aspect of privacy.

Entries can be in any form - essays, poetry, word art or internet blogs - and can range from a few words to 1,000 words.

Prizes include a laptop and cash vouchers. Entry forms can be downloaded from www.pcpd.

Entries and entry forms should reach the Communications Division, Office of the Hong Kong Privacy Commission for Personal Data at 12/F, 248 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai before August 3.

For more information, call 2827 2827.


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