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Dr MO, Yun-ching Jojo

LLB (University of Hull)
LLM (King’s College London)
PhD (Monash University)
Solicitor, Hong Kong (Not currently in practice)

Assistant Professor

Ms MO, Yun-ching Jojo

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-P5303
Phone: +(852)-3442-8366

Research Interests

  • Privacy and data protection
  • Cyber Law
  • Contract Law
  • Hong Kong Legal System

Selected Publications

Articles and case comments:

  • ‘Online defamation in Hong Kong: Fevaworks and beyond’ (2017) 12(1) Journal of Comparative Law 231-246
  • ‘Misuse of private information as a tort: The implications of Google v Judith Vidal-Hall’ Computer Law & Security Review (2017) 33(1) 87–97
  • ‘Mind the gap: Modelling the liability of online auction intermediaries and market places in Hong Kong on the EU regime’ (2016) 4(2) Chinese Journal of Comparative Law 274-299 (with Christine Riefa)
  • ‘The Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 in Hong Kong: A Blessing or a Curse?’ Statute Law Review (Advance Access) April 2016, Vol. 00, No. 00, 1-15 doi:10.1093/slr/hmw025
  • ‘Cookies and browser-generated information: The challenge in Hong Kong under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance’ Statute Law Review (Advance Access) December 2015, Vol. 00, No. 00, 1–12 doi:10.1093/slr/hmv038
  • ‘A bolder step towards privacy protection in Hong Kong: A statutory cause of action’ (2014) 9 Asian Journal of Comparative Law 345-380 (with A.K.C. Koo)
  • ‘Constitutional restraints to the development of privacy in Hong Kong’ (2014) 25 Public Law Review 185-196
  • ‘Are Data Protection Laws sufficient for Privacy Intrusions? The Case in Hong Kong’ (2014) 30 Computer Law and Security Review 429-438
  • ‘The interpretation of fairness in Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd v Administrative Appeals Board’ (2011) 16(1) Communications Law 35-36
  • ‘Justification of a disclosure order: Shi Tao v Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data’ (2009) Entertainment Law Review 270-272
  • ‘Media Shifting in Hong Kong – A Justifiable Exemption’ (2009) 20(6) Entertainment Law Review 222-225
  • ‘Cinepoly Records Co. Ltd. & Others v Hong Kong Broadband Network Ltd. & Others’ (2009) 31(1) European Intellectual Property Review 48-51

Book chapters:

  • ‘Data protection for Privacy Intrusions: The case in Hong Kong,’ in Sylvia Kierkegaard in Law & Practice Critical Analysis and Legal Reasoning (International Association of IT Lawyers, 2013) 174-184
  • ‘Internet Torts’ in Bokhary, Sarony and Srivastava, Tort Law and Practice in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell, 2012, 2nd ed) 847-879
  • ‘Internet Torts’ in Bokhary, Sarony and Srivastava, Tort Law and Practice in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell Asia, 2005) 723-750
  • ‘Intellectual Property’ in DK Srivastava, Business Law in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell, 2007, 2nd ed) 847-882

Book reviews:

  • Book review ‘Jill Poole, Textbook on Contract Law, 9th ed., Oxford: OUP, 2008’ (2009) 1 City University of Hong Kong Law Review 180-181

Conference Presentations:

  • Presenter, ICPISL 2017: 19th International Conference on Privacy and Information Security Law, Paris, France from 25-26 June 2017 on ‘Media Regulation as a Form of Privacy Protection in Hong Kong: A Systematic and Critical Review’
  • Presenter, The Canadian Law of Obligations: Innovations, Innovators, and the Next 20 Years, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada from 5-6 May 2017 on ‘In search of an action against physical privacy in Hong Kong’
  • Presenter, Protecting Business and Economic Interests: Contemporary Issues in Tort Law, Singapore Management University (School of Law), Bond University (Faculty of Law) and the Singapore Academy of Law, Singapore from 18-19 August 2016 on ‘Misuse of Private Information as a Tort: The Implications of Google v Judith Vidal Hall’
  • Presenter, IP and Media Law Conference, Melbourne Law School from 23-24 Nov 2015 on ‘Revisiting Shi Tao v Privacy Commissioner: What exactly is personal data?’
  • Co-presenter (with Dr. Surya Deva), Magna Carta and the Rule of Law, Hong Kong on 31 Oct 2015 on ‘Hong Kong’s Autonomy under “One Country, Two Systems”: Could Magna Carta be Relevant?’
  • Presenter, The 2013 IAITL Legal Conference Series, Bangkok, Thailand from 11 Nov- 15 Nov 2013 on ‘Data Protection for Privacy Intrusions: The Case in Hong Kong’

Administrative Duties:

  • Associate Programme Director, JD programme (2017 – present)
  • LLM Year Tutor (2017 – present)
  • LLB Year Tutor (2012 – present)
  • Panel Member, Teaching Excellence Awards Selection Panel (2016-17)
  • Co-ordinator, Student Advising Scheme (2015-2017)
  • Member, Formal Review of Grades for PCLL resits (2014-2015)
  • Programme Leader, Servicing Courses (2011-2012)
  • Co-ordinator, Student Orientation (2008- 2013)

Professional Affiliations:

  • External Examiner, PCLL Conversion Board
  • Member, Asian Privacy Scholars Network


  • Quoted in "Private eyes: personal privacy in a mobile world", TimeOut Hong Kong, Sept. 1, 2016: