A woman uses a smartphone along Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, flanked by buildings in Hong Kong’s central business district, on April 29, 2019. With the clock ticking on Greater Bay Area integration, Hong Kong is under pressure to upgrade its data governance framework to fit in with China’s digital strategy. Photo: Bloomberg A woman uses a smartphone along Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, flanked by buildings in Hong Kong’s central business district, on April 29, 2019. With the clock ticking on Greater Bay Area integration, Hong Kong is under pressure to upgrade its data governance framework to fit in with China’s digital strategy. Photo: Bloomberg
A woman uses a smartphone along Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, flanked by buildings in Hong Kong’s central business district, on April 29, 2019. With the clock ticking on Greater Bay Area integration, Hong Kong is under pressure to upgrade its data governance framework to fit in with China’s digital strategy. Photo: Bloomberg
Adam Au
Opinion

Opinion

Adam Au

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

A woman uses a smartphone along Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, flanked by buildings in Hong Kong’s central business district, on April 29, 2019. With the clock ticking on Greater Bay Area integration, Hong Kong is under pressure to upgrade its data governance framework to fit in with China’s digital strategy. Photo: Bloomberg A woman uses a smartphone along Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, flanked by buildings in Hong Kong’s central business district, on April 29, 2019. With the clock ticking on Greater Bay Area integration, Hong Kong is under pressure to upgrade its data governance framework to fit in with China’s digital strategy. Photo: Bloomberg
A woman uses a smartphone along Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, flanked by buildings in Hong Kong’s central business district, on April 29, 2019. With the clock ticking on Greater Bay Area integration, Hong Kong is under pressure to upgrade its data governance framework to fit in with China’s digital strategy. Photo: Bloomberg
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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.