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Information Security and Personal Data Protection Awareness Week 2017

The implementation of the Information Security and Data Management (ISDM) Policy has been been a major effort of all departments in 2017 for raising the standard of information security measures of the University.  In this regard, systematic data management practices, including data classification and data-asset inventory management, are the new areas of attention.

To promote the awareness of ISDM with a new focus as mentioned above, ITS in collaboration with the University Data Protection Officer’s office will organise the “Information Security and Personal Data Protection Awareness Week” this year during the period of November 13-17, 2017.

The Awareness Week will include the following activities:

  • ISDM online quiz contest – This contest is open to all University staff and students.  Those who can attain the highest scores within the shortest time will win a prize.
  • Seminar – Speakers from Ernst & Young Advisory Services Limited, International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 and ITS will speak on data privacy, security practices and best practices.
  • Exhibition – The exhibition booth will engage participants to understand/reinforce the concepts and practices of information security and personal data protection through interactive and interesting activities, like games and quiz. 

The following table summarises the Awareness Week activities:



Date & Time

ISDM online quiz contest


Online Quiz e-Contest Website
ISDM online Quiz Contest Prizes

November 13, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)

November 17, 2017 (10:00 p.m.)

Results announcement:
November 22, 2017


Topics covered:

  1. Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance
  2. Six Data Protection Principles
  3. Security measures
  4. Systems and security practices


  • Security Consultant from Ernst & Young Advisory Services Limited
  • Representative from (ISC)2

Theatre 6, Meng Wah Complex

November 16, 2017

Session 1 (Cantonese)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Registration: Please click here

Session 2 (English)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Registration: Please click here


K.K. Leung Concourse (North Side)

November 13-17, 2017
(10:30 am – 4:00 pm)

*** All are welcome! ***


Bunny Wong
Data and Security Team
Tel: 3917 5715
Email: buwongsb@hku.hk