Master of Laws (King’s College, London)
Barrister at Law (Lincoln’s Inn)
Master of Laws (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (Not presently in practice)
PhD (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)
- Information Technology Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- E-Commerce Law
- Law of Succession
Dr Rebecca ONG received her legal education at the University of London (LLB Hons), King’s Collage, London (LLM), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (LLM) and Leiden University, The Netherlands (PhD).
Prior to joining CityU School of Law, Rebecca was a principal lecturer and Head of the Law Department at Taylor’s College, (now, Taylor’s University), Malaysia. Rebecca is qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and a Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) of England and Wales. She has practised in commercial, banking, intellectual property and family law areas.
Rebecca’s research interests are in information technology law, data protection and data privacy. Her dissertation, “Mobile Communication and the Protection of Children”, was published by Leiden University Press (E.M. Meijers Instituut) as part of the Leiden’s law school’s research programme on securing the rule of law in a world of multilevel jurisdiction. She has also published “A Guide to Wills & Probate Practice in Hong Kong” by Sweets & Maxwell, Thomson Reuters. Rebecca is the principal investigator of two General Research Fund competitive external grants which were awarded in 2016 and 2020.
- Online Piracy and the Copyright Challenge in Hong Kong, 2009 International Journal of Intercultural Information Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp.191-202.
- Mobile Marketing or mobile spam: who decides?, 2009 Int. Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 259-271
- Is There A Case for A Tort of Invasion of Privacy?, 2009 Int. Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, Vol.2, No. 1, pp. 69-83
- Policing Obscenity in Hong Kong, Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2009, pp. 154-161.
- War against P2P: Has It Gone Too Far?, 2008 International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, Vol. 2 (1) pp. 26-43
- Indecent Assault on the Public Transport in Hong Kong, 2008 International Journal of Law, Crime and Society, Vol. 36, Issue 1, pp. 2-14
- “Child Pornography and the Internet in Hong Kong”, Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, Vol 24, Spring 2006, pp.305-322.
- “The Transfer of Businesses and the Protection of Creditors in the Hong Kong SAR (Part 2)”, Hong Kong Lawyer, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, April 2006, pp.41-45.
- “The Transfer of Businesses and the Protection of Creditors in the Hong Kong SAR (Part 1)”, Hong Kong Lawyer, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, March 2006, pp.59-63.
- “Regulating Spam in Hong Kong and Malaysia: Lessons from Other Jurisdiction”, Journal of Information, Law and Technology, No 1, July 2005, published on Web.
- “21st Century Junk Mail: What Should We Do All About Spam”, Hong Kong Lawyer, Hong Kong, PRC, January 2005, pp.54-58.
- “Consumer Based Electronic Commerce: A Comparative Analysis of the Position in Malaysia and Hong Kong”, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, 12(1), Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, Spring 2004, pp.101-122.
- “Consumer Based Electronic Commerce: A Comparative Analysis of the Position in Malaysia and Hong Kong”, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, 12(1), Oxford University Press, 2004, pp.101-122.
- "Criminal Law", Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong, W H Chui and T W Lo (eds.), Willan Publishing, Hong Kong, PRC, 2008, Chapter 2, pp.14-44.
- Mobile Communication and the Protection of Children, (Dissertation) 2010, 360 pages (Leiden University Press, Part of the Meijers Series of E.M Meijers Institute of Legal Research