Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore
Commissioner and Chairman, Philippines
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), Government of India
Privacy Commissioner, Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong, China
Tan Kiat How
Mr. Tan was appointed chief executive of the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) and commissioner of the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) in January 2017.
Prior to joining IMDA, Mr. Tan was the deputy secretary (cyber and technology) at the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), where he was involved in refining the national cybersecurity strategy with the Cyber Security Agency (CSA).
Mr. Tan was also previously from the former Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), where he helped to develop the Intelligent Nation 2015 plan and implemented the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network. He also served at the Ministry of Finance and the Pioneer Generation Office.
Mr. Tan graduated from Stanford University with an M.Sc in management and was a Mason Fellow at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also has a B.A. in computer engineering and a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois, where he graduated summa cum laude.
Mr. Tan currently sits on the boards of Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and Land Transport Authority (LTA).
Privacy Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro is a seasoned ICT convergence, communications and public administration professional. He served as the former assistant secretary of the Department of Science and Technology and director of the Science and Technology Information Institute, the country’s leading science and technology institute.
A mover in IT-media convergence, Liboro initiated award-winning government IT and media platforms, most notable of which was the DOST’s Project NOAH or the ‘Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards’ programme, which has been cited as one of the most advanced e-governance tools in disaster prevention by the United Nations Program Office on Governance (UNPOG). As Project NOAH’s founder, he was a key contributor in developing risk mitigation plans using ICT platforms.
As the Philippine’s first Privacy Commissioner and Chairman in March of 2016, Liboro is also the current head of the country’s National Privacy Commission, the NPC. He fast-tracked data protection policy development in the country with the issuance of the Data Privacy Act’s Implementing Rules as well as significant policy circulars all within the first year of NPC’s establishment—effectively working for the nation’s data privacy and protection rules to be at par with global data protection regulations. Within his first year, he spearheaded the country’s participation in two of the biggest data privacy organisations in the world: The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) and the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum, earning the country full-membership status in these prestigious organisations.
Liboro is currently the chairman of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards’ Technical Committee (TC) 60 on Information Technology. An alumnus of the University of the Philippines School of Economics, he is happily married and a father to three lovely children. Enjoying the private side of life with his family is for him his best ongoing project, so much so that he was awarded the ‘Best Father’ award in 2014. On top of ensuring compliance with the Data Privacy Act, his personal advocacy is to help build a culture of privacy in the country and establish the Filipinos as responsible digital citizens of the world.
Gopalkrishnan S. is presently working as joint secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), Government of India, New Delhi. He is a 1991 batch officer from the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) from Tamil Nadu Cadre. He has worked at state and central government in areas such as information technology, transport, HR, commerce, census, food, etc. At MeitY, his responsibilities include data protection framework, digital payments, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, emerging technologies, start-ups and innovation.
Stephen Kai-yi WONG
Mr. Stephen Kai-yi WONG took office as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data for a term of five years on 4 August 2015.
"It is my great honour and privilege to be appointed as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data. Over nearly two decades since the establishment of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD), colleagues as well as those in its Advisory and Standing Committees, have made commendable efforts in promoting the protection of privacy of individuals with respect to personal data through publicity and education, and monitoring and supervision of compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the "Ordinance"). Their dedication and achievements, as well as support by the public at large, will continue to be the driving forces for me to achieve our common aspirations. In the days to come, I will work with all the stakeholders to protect personal data privacy rights, with a view to ensuring proper protection of individuals' rights while at the same time facilitating the free flow of information in the best interests of the community as a whole, pursuant to the responsibilities and powers enshrined in the Ordinance and endorsed by the established mechanisms," said Mr. Wong.
"I believe my professional training, knowledge and cross-jurisdiction exposure would, together with the continued support of colleagues and the community, assist me in the discharge of my statutory duties."
Prior to joining the PCPD, Mr. Wong was a practising barrister in private practice and the secretary to the independent advisory body, the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (LRC). Before serving at the LRC, Mr. Wong had been a legal counsel in the Department of Justice from 1986 to 2007 (the then Attorney General’s Chambers before 1997), assuming various posts including assistant director of public prosecutions and deputy solicitor general. Being an expert in human rights law, he was involved in the legislative process of the 1991 Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance, and was subsequently on loan to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva for one year until 1992.
Mr. Wong has succeeded Mr. Allan Yam-wang CHIANG who completed his five-year term on 3 August 2015.