Adam Au

Adam Au

Adam Au is the head of legal at a Hong Kong-based health care group. As a certified data privacy expert, he is passionate about data protection, education, the future of work, and the intersection of law, business and technology. He holds an economics degree from Brown, a law degree from Oxford and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

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Opinion | Why job creation won’t solve Hong Kong’s unemployment problem

The underlying issue in youth employment is the mismatch between what the economy needs and what the education system is producing. The government must go beyond its Band-Aid solution of creating temporary jobs to address this mismatch.

The underlying issue in youth employment is the mismatch between what the economy needs and what the education system is producing. The government must go beyond its Band-Aid solution of creating temporary jobs to address this mismatch.

Why job creation won’t solve Hong Kong’s unemployment problem
22 Apr 2021 - 6:45AM
Opinion | Why the ‘Leave Home Safe’ app won’t leave Hong Kong safer

Those with job security concerns are less likely to adopt or pay heed to the contact-tracing app, which unfairly disadvantages the poor. Not everyone has a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or stable internet connection to keep the app running smoothly.

Those with job security concerns are less likely to adopt or pay heed to the contact-tracing app, which unfairly disadvantages the poor. Not everyone has a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or stable internet connection to keep the app running smoothly.

Why the ‘Leave Home Safe’ app won’t leave Hong Kong safer
2 Mar 2021 - 8:36AM
Opinion | What Hong Kong can learn from the European Union to enable better data sharing in the Greater Bay Area

Policymakers in the Greater Bay Area should establish a closed-loop regional network within which the free movement of digital goods and services can be carefully monitored.

Policymakers in the Greater Bay Area should establish a closed-loop regional network within which the free movement of digital goods and services can be carefully monitored.

What Hong Kong can learn from the European Union to enable better data sharing in the Greater Bay Area
20 Jan 2021 - 6:57AM
Opinion | How Carrie Lam’s policy address offers Hong Kong’s youth real hope

The chief executive’s Greater Bay Area youth employment scheme not only opens the door to new opportunities when traditional pathways in Hong Kong are stagnating, but will also add impetus to the city’s digital transformation.

The chief executive’s Greater Bay Area youth employment scheme not only opens the door to new opportunities when traditional pathways in Hong Kong are stagnating, but will also add impetus to the city’s digital transformation.

How Carrie Lam’s policy address offers Hong Kong’s youth real hope
4 Dec 2020 - 10:23AM
Opinion | Hong Kong can meet Shenzhen’s challenge by embracing the big data revolution

Hong Kong is struggling to keep up with Shenzhen and other cities competing for tech talent and firms with subsidies and other favourable policies. As we push out into a different Greater Bay Area, we must learn to embrace change and rewire our mindset.

Hong Kong is struggling to keep up with Shenzhen and other cities competing for tech talent and firms with subsidies and other favourable policies. As we push out into a different Greater Bay Area, we must learn to embrace change and rewire our mindset.

Hong Kong can meet Shenzhen’s challenge by embracing the big data revolution
21 Oct 2020 - 6:41AM
Opinion | How the coronavirus has given Hong Kong a clean slate to reboot education

Our education model needs revamping, to inject energy and innovation as entrepreneurship can only be honed through experimentation. To succeed, we must refresh our knowledge pool with digital know-how rooted in creativity, collaboration, communication and compassion.

Our education model needs revamping, to inject energy and innovation as entrepreneurship can only be honed through experimentation. To succeed, we must refresh our knowledge pool with digital know-how rooted in creativity, collaboration, communication and compassion.

How the coronavirus has given Hong Kong a clean slate to reboot education
9 Sep 2020 - 10:20AM
Opinion | Give Hong Kong’s talented Gen Z skin in the game or prepare for an exodus

Hong Kong’s millennials face diminished economic opportunities, widening income inequality and perceived interference with their way of life. More must be done to increase their political and economic participation, tapping their digital fluency.

Hong Kong’s millennials face diminished economic opportunities, widening income inequality and perceived interference with their way of life. More must be done to increase their political and economic participation, tapping their digital fluency.

Give Hong Kong’s talented Gen Z skin in the game or prepare for an exodus
17 Aug 2020 - 10:38AM