PCPD names assistant privacy commissioner

Eric Tse has been named Hong Kong's new assistant privacy commissioner for personal data (Image Ildo Frazao / iStockPhoto)

Privacy commissioner for personal data (PCPD) Stephen Kai-yi Wong has announced the appointment of an assistant privacy commissioner in an open recruitment process.

Eric Tse, assistant privacy
commissioner, PCPD

Eric Tse has joined the office as assistant privacy commissioner for personal data in charge of complaints, communications and education.

In his new role, Tse will be responsible for complaint handling and investigation, external communications, publicity and education in the PCPD.

Tse has over 25 years of management and regulatory experience in the public sector, having served in numerous public organisations in Hong Kong and the UK.

Before joining the Office of the PCPD, Tse served in the Office of the Ombudsman for 12 years, most recently as a chief investigation officer. He has also held roles in the Equal Opportunities Commission, the former Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority, the former Education Department and the British Board of Film Classification.

“The profound experiences of public administration and the expertise in complaint handling Mr Tse possesses, together with his leadership and professional experiences, will help PCPD go from strength to strength in complaint handling and promoting the culture of ‘Protect, Respect Personal Data’ amid the new challenges brought about by this age of data and digital economy,” Wong said.

The recruitment exercise was conducted by a selection board which comprised Wong, Cordelia Chung as a representative of the PCPD's advisory committee and Mark Parsons as a representative of the office's Standing Committee on Technological Development.