Professor Anne Cheung

Professor; Co-Director, Law and Technology Centre

Professor Anne S.Y. Cheung received her legal education at The University of Hong Kong (LL.B), The University of Toronto (J.D.), University of London (LL.M) and Stanford University (JSD). She teaches Law and Society and Media Law. Her research interests are in freedom of expression, privacy, children’s rights (including cyberbullying and domestic violence), and law and society studies. In 2008, she received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award by the University of Hong Kong.

She is a committee member of the Hong Kong Press Council and she is one of the principal investigators of the CLIC Project (Community Legal Information Centre) project, Youth CLIC, Senior CLIC and Family CLIC.  She worked on the Open Net Initiative (Asia) Project to study online freedom of speech in the form of blogging in China. Currently, she is working with Privacy International (UK) to study privacy protection in Hong Kong and China, and working with Media Alternative (the Philippines) to study eGovernance in Hong Kong and Asia.

Subjects Taught
Law & Society
Media Law
Legal Theory

Research Interests
Freedom of Speech: online Censorship; self-censorship
Internet Privacy: online shaming; personal data protection
Children’s Rights: cyberbullying; right to play; corporal punishment
Language Rights
Socio-legal studies

Publications

Self-Censorship and the Struggle for Press Freedom in Hong Kong (Book)

Anne S.Y. Cheung, Self-Censorship and the Struggle for Press Freedom in Hong Kong (Kluwer International, 2003), refereed. 278 pages.

Privacy and Legal Issues in Cloud Computing (Book)

Anne S.Y. Cheung and Rolf H. Weber (ed), Privacy and Legal Issues in Cloud Computing (2015; UK: Edward Elgar Pub.) 305pp.

Doxing and the Challenge to Legal Regulation: When Personal Data Becomes a Weapon

Anne S.Y. Cheung, “Doxing and the Challenge to Legal Regulation: When Personal Data Becomes a Weapon” in Bailey, Flynn & Henry (eds), Handbook on Technology-Facilitated Violence and Abuse: International Perspectives and Experiences, Emerald Publishing 2021 (forthcoming).

The Ultimate Test of Fidelity: Judicial Responses to Civil Disobedience in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Jimmy Chia-Shin Hsu and Anne SY Cheung, “The Ultimate Test of Fidelity: Judicial Responses to Civil Disobedience in Hong Kong and Taiwan,” in B Jones (ed.) Democracy and Rule of Law in China’s Shadow, Hart Publishing 2021 (forthcoming).

Reputation Protection on Online Rating Sites

Anne SY Cheung and Wolfgang Schulz, “Reputation Protection on Online Rating Sites,” 21(2) Stanford Technology Law Review (2018) 310-340.

Moving beyond Consent for Citizen Science in Big Data Health Research

Anne Cheung, “Moving beyond Consent for Citizen Science in Big Data Health Research,” 16(1) Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (2018) 15-40.

Doxing: What Adolescents Look for and Their Intentions

Mengtong Chen, Anne Shann Yue Cheung and Ko Ling Chan, “Doxing: What Adolescents Look for and Their Intentions,” 16(2) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2019) 218; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16020218.

Family Poly-victimization and Cyberbullying among Adolescents in a Chinese School Sample

Chen QiQi, Lo Camilla K.M., Zhu Yuhong, Cheung Anne, Chan Ko Ling and Ip Patrick, “Family Poly-victimization and Cyberbullying among Adolescents in a Chinese School Sample,” 77 Child Abuse & Neglect (2018) 180–187.

The Transparent Self under Big Data Profiling: Privacy and Chinese Legislation on the Social Credit System

Yongxi Chen and Anne Cheung, “The Transparent Self under Big Data Profiling: Privacy and Chinese Legislation on the Social Credit System”, Vol. 12, No. 2 The Journal of Comparative Law (2017) 356-378.

Revisiting Privacy and Dignity: Online Shaming in the Global E-Village

Anne S.Y. Cheung, Revisiting Privacy and Dignity: Online Shaming in the Global E-Village, 3(2) Laws (2014) 301-326.

Location Privacy: The Challenges of Mobile Service Devices

Anne S.Y. Cheung, Location Privacy: The Challenges of Mobile Service Devices 30 Computer Law & Security Review (2014) 41-54.

An Evaluation of Personal Data Protection in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1995–2012)

Anne S.Y. Cheung, “An Evaluation of Personal Data Protection in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1995–2012),” 3 International Data Privacy Law (2013) 29-41.

Exercising Freedom of Speech behind the Great Firewall: A Study of Judges’ and Lawyers’ Blogs in China

Anne S.Y. Cheung, “Exercising Freedom of Speech behind the Great Firewall: A Study of Judges’ and Lawyers’ Blogs in China,” 52 Harvard International Law Journal Online (2011) 250-288 (selected as the Feature Article of that issue).