The Chief Secretary for Administration's Office was criticised for creating an information technology bureau with no power over information policy. Policy will still be controlled by the Home Affairs Bureau under the reshuffle of policy secretary portfolios announced yesterday. Director of Administration Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai said information would remain Home Affairs Secretary David Lan Hong-tsung's portfolio. 'Information is concerned with privacy and press freedom. These are human rights-related rather than purely a matter of release of information by technology. 'But different policy secretaries will liaise on policy implementation. No one can monopolise the decision making,' she said. The reshuffle followed Tung Chee-hwa's decision to delegate one policy secretary to steer the development of information technology, currently overseen by six bureaus. The Broadcasting, Culture and Sports Bureau will be renamed the Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau, with its broadcasting portfolio retained. It will take over the Telecommunications Authority from the Economic Services Bureau, and the Information Technology Services Department from the Finance Bureau. Provisional legislature information policy panel chairman Choy So-yuk said the separation of information policy from the new bureau was wrong. 'An information technology bureau without control over information policy is unreasonable and unacceptable,' she said. Open University School of Science and Technology assistant professor Dr Wilson Chu Hon-wai said the use of new technology would invariably touch on the issue of privacy and freedom of information. Describing the proposal as peppered with grey areas, Democratic Party information spokesman and ousted legislator Sin Chung-kai said one policy secretary should oversee both policy and technology applications. The appointees will be announced following Beijing's approval.