Former secretary for justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie yesterday joined the chorus of calls for legislation to curb excessive intrusion into people's privacy. Speaking after recording an edition of former security chief Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's political talk show Regina Ip's Blog on ATV, Miss Leung said a privacy law would not impair media freedom in Hong Kong. She said previous reports by the Law Reform Commission had also called for legislation to better protect privacy. During the weekly TV show, the two former senior officials discussed legal problems concerning invasion of privacy. But they did not touch on the publication of photos taken secretly of Twins star Gillian Chung Yan-tung that sparked the past week's debate on privacy rights. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said a few days ago that the government would use the Law Reform Commission proposals on privacy as the basis for exploring new measures to guard against media intrusion. Miss Leung said she did not touch on individual cases in her discussion on the ATV programme, which will be screened tonight. She and Mrs Ip worked together to push the Article 23 national security bill in 2003. Mrs Ip resigned as security chief after the government shelved the bill indefinitely. Miss Leung stayed in her job until last year.